Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (D.O.C.G.)
"Cevotiempo" this propriatory name is the translation from thr Neapolian dialect “it needs time.”
Grape variety: Aglianico 100%
Soil: Clayey and limestone
Vineyard location: Irpinia, in the heart of the production area, in the Iampenne area of the municipality of Montemarano
Exposure and altitude: South-east at 500-550 meters (1,640-1,805 ft) a.s.l.
Vine age: 20 yrs. avg.
Vine training: Espalier with spurred cordon pruning
Density: 3,000 vines per hectare (2.47 acres)
Area: 0.5 hectare = 1.24 acres
Yield per hectare: 5 tons
Harvest: early November
Winemaking: The grapes are selected destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Maceration on grape skins, at uncontrolled temperature, takes 2-3 weeks, until the malolactic fermentation is complete.
The wine ages for 24 months in 10 hl oak barrels and then an additional 12 months in bottle before its release.
Organoleptic properties: Intense ruby red color. Wide and complex bouquet on the nose. It offers fleshy aromas of plums, sour cherries and black cherries with a bewitching note of spices, tobacco and tar. In the mouth, the natural freshness of the grape is accompanied by extremely fine tannins and balsamic notes.
Pairing: Suitable with wild game and aged cheeses; also goes well with hearty sauce dishes.
Tip: acquires more elegance if aged for a few years.
Serving temperature: 16-18° C
Avg. production: 2,000 btls
First vintage: 2005