Ciro Picariello Zi Filicella Aglianico 2015

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The Story: This small winery was founded in 2004 by Ciro Picariello who takes care of the 7ha of vineyards and the entire winemaking process in collaboration with his wife Rita and their children Emma and Bruno.

Vineyard: Sites in Montemarano and Montemiletto in the province of Avellino at an elevation of 600masl. Montemarano has an eastern exposure while Montemiletto faces southeast. Grapes are hand harvested the first week of November. 

Vinification: Grapes were de-stemmed, macerated 10 days with pumpovers, and fermented in stainless steel tank for 15-20 days using ambient yeast. 

Ageing: Aged 24 months in stainless steel tank followed by 4 months in the bottle prior to release. 

Everything else you want to know about this wine: Ciro Picariello is considered by many as one of the best Fiano producers in Italy. His Aglianico is the only red wine produced at the winery and it is named after Rita’s mother who passed down the land where they built their cellar. The Zi Filicella is deep, complex, with pleasantly present tannins and mineral.