Cantine del Notaio Aglianico Il Sigillo 2010
36.07 €(1 l = 48.09 €)
Brilliant Aglianico from the southern tip of Italy
Aglianico del Vulture Il Sigillo 2010
Cantine del Notaio
Wine Advocate #218, 4/2015 (Parker/Larner)
The 2010 Aglianico del Vulture Il Sigillo is slightly tighter and more streamlined than the 2009 vintage before it. The quality of fruit here is compact and focused with a very precise bouquet that offers equal billing to dark fruit, spice and dusty volcanic tones of ash, mineral and smoke. The wine is distinctive and profoundly beautiful and will appeal to those who are predisposed to the authentic and sometimes rustic expressions that Aglianico from the blackened slopes of the Vulture volcano. I really could not be more enthusiastic about the Il Sigillo family of wines. The 2010 vintage also differs from the 2009 in terms of its firmness and structure. The 2009 vintage appears more immediate and slightly softer. But the 2010 vintage shows an even greater potential for aging. This is a wine to be enjoyed in time.
Gerardo Giuratrabocchetti is the friendly face behind one of Basilicata's best-known names in wine. On his 40th birthday he founded the winery in 1998 in memory of his grandfather and in honor of his father, a notary. The wines produced by Cantine del Notaio all evoke his father's profession: La Firma means "the signature," Il Sigillo is "the seal," Il Rogito is "the deed" and Il Repertorio refers to an archive of notarial contracts. I have had the fortune to spend some time with Gerardo at his winery on the Vulture volcano. If there were a prize for the most romantic ancient cellars in Italy, Cantine del Notaio would be a sure contender. The visitor wanders through tiny, interconnected rooms lined with beautiful oak casks in underground vaults. Toward the end, is a giant Presepio or Christmas crib that is fully automated with moving parts, running water and twinkling lights. My feelings is that Gerardo is just as proud of his masterpiece Presepio as he is his wines. I've always admired his work and find Gerardo's wines to be among the most authentic and genuine on the Vulture volcano. Happily, I think this is his finest batch of new releases ever. I was impressed across the board. It also bears pointing out that Cantine del Notaio makes various red wines, white wines, rosés, white sparkers and rosé sparkers from a single grape: Aglianico. I cannot think of another Italian winery that is so prolific with a single variety.
Additional product information
- Contains Sulfites
- 14% vol.
- Bottle Size
- 0,75 Liter