Archivio Aglianico, Tasting notes:
A deep red colour with purple hues. This Aglianico is a wine with a complex aroma full of notes of red fruits and spices. The taste is intense, full and enveloping. This wine is clear and complex, with enjoyable hints of cherry and red berries fragrance followed by a marked vanilla and spicy note.
Aglianico combines very well with all roasted red meats and aged cheeses.
Aglianico is a black grape grown in the southern regions of Italy, mostly Basilicata and Campania. It is considered with Sangiovese and Nebbiolo to be one of the three greatest Italian varieties. Aglianico is sometimes called “The Barolo of the South” due to its ability to produce highly refined, complex fine wines like the famous Piedmont wine, Barolo.
Made in a traditional manner through daily pumping over for the first 3-4 days after the harvest. After this initial phase then follows a lengthy daily pumping until the alcoholic fermentation is accomplished. When the alcoholic fermentation is over, the dÃ©cuvage follows and the skins are softly pressed, in order to obtain the best conditions for the start of the malolactic fermentation. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked 2 or 3 times before being transferred partly into steel vats and partly into 500 litre tonneaus for the ageing process.
Our history starts way back, when Giovanni Battista Tombacco decided to follow his love for the land and to build the first farm that produced peaches. A few years later, in 1919, aware that the nature of our territory could transform the oldest vines into good wine capable of making people’s lives better, even in historically complex times, decided to transform the company’s activity into wine-making.
This passion for the land and its fruit also infected the sons of Battista, who following in the footsteps of their father, continued to grow the company step by step. In the 1960s, Bruno Tombacco, thanks to his experience in Venezuela, enlarged the cellar and created logistic warehouse storage in Venice, Mestre and Jesolo, and was followed in 1972 by his brother Adriano.
Since then, the tradition has passed into the laborious hands of the youngest brother, Giuliano, who still leads the winery today. Initially a collaboration with four other brothers led to sharing a development project, helped by the acquisition of the Agricola Trevisana, which extended the Tombacco estates.
Since 2005, with the arrival of the third generation, the Rinomata Cantina Tombacco has renewed its direction, starting a journey towards a future of qualitative growth, of the consolidation of its labels in the world market and of sustainable production development. Andrea, who collaborates in administrative aspects and Cristian, who manages the winery together with his father Giuliano, have contributed to the founding in 2007 of 47 Anno Domini, a brand that combines the family tradition with innovation typcal of a contemporary approach with a clear focus on the future.