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Don Anselmo
Aglianico del Vulture
DOC

Dedicated to the memory of the grandfather who founded the Company: it represents both the roots and the continuity of a tradition.

Don Anselmo is an iconic symbol of the history, roots and continuity of the Paternoster winery and Aglianico wines from Monte Vulture in Basilicata. Year after year, this wine named after the founder, Anselmo Paternoster, reaps critical acclaim, and should be in the cellar of every dedicated Italian wine enthusiast.

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Awards

2015James Suckling93 pts
2015Wine & Spirits94 pts
2015Robert Parker95 pts
2015Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri Rossi
2015Wine Spectator92 pts
2013Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri Rossi
2013Robert Parker96 pts
2013Bibenda5 Grappoli

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Description

Don Anselmo is an iconic symbol of the history, roots and continuity of the Paternoster winery and Aglianico wines from Monte Vulture in Basilicata. Year after year, this wine named after the founder, Anselmo Paternoster, reaps critical acclaim, and should be in the cellar of every dedicated Italian wine enthusiast. Many believed the late-ripening Aglianico could never achieve greatness. The Paternoster family saw the potential of the volcanic soil, rich in tuff, able to give a degree of depth and complexity to wines capable of ageing for decades. Meticulous work in some of the denomination’s best vineyards, separate vinification, blending, and intelligent use of wood aging complete one of Italy’s, if not the world’s top red wines.

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Tasting Note

Bright, deep ruby red; on the nose it displays a broad, complex bouquet, with notes of red fruits, leather, balsamic herbs and dark spices. On the palate it is dry and potent, with great structure and elegance and an extremely long finish.


Serving Suggestions

A fine wine for roasts, particularly of lamb and red meats; it is also an excellent “meditation wine”.


Origin

4 hectares in the commune of Barile, in the hamlet of Gelosia. 50 year-old vines (Paternoster’s historical and ampelographic heritage) lying at 600 meters above sea level; very low yields (3,500-4000 kg per hectare).


Grapes

Aglianico del Vulture 100%


Vinification and Maturation

The grapes are picked by hand; classic red wine fermentation. Fermentation and maceration on the skins in stainless steel for 15-18 days at 25°-28°C with pumping over 3 times a day until ¾ of the fermentation is complete, followed by délestages. Maturation in large Slavonian oak casks for 50% and in French barriques (used once previously) for the remaining 50% for 24 months. Bottle-aging for 12 months.


Vintages

2013 | 2015


Alcohol

14% by vol.


Serving Temp.

18°C in calice ampio


Bottle Size

0.75l

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Ageing

Paternoster wines age in the traditional Slavonian and French oak casks to reach important aromatic notes, colour nuances and complexity. In this context, dated 1925, we can find the origins and the great history of Vulture oenology.

Ageing

Paternoster wines age in the traditional Slavonian and French oak casks to reach important aromatic notes, colour nuances and complexity. In this context, dated 1925, we can find the origins and the great history of Vulture oenology.

Vineyard

Tommasi family enters with a majority stake in the Paternoster wine company, historical producer of Aglianico del Vulture, in Basilicata region to strengthen the brand and the consolidation of the commercial network, as well as to increase interventions in the vineyards and cellar with a focus on organic and eco-sustainability. It covers about 20 hectares with black soil of volcanic origin, with a modern cellar, located in the different wine-growing districts in the countryside of the small town Barile. The vineyards are overlooking the Mount Vulture, an extinct volcano that marks the borders of a generous yet misterious land.

Vineyard

Tommasi family enters with a majority stake in the Paternoster wine company, historical producer of Aglianico del Vulture, in Basilicata region to strengthen the brand and the consolidation of the commercial network, as well as to increase interventions in the vineyards and cellar with a focus on organic and eco-sustainability. It covers about 20 hectares with black soil of volcanic origin, with a modern cellar, located in the different wine-growing districts in the countryside of the small town Barile. The vineyards are overlooking the Mount Vulture, an extinct volcano that marks the borders of a generous yet misterious land.

Tommasi Naturae

Sustainable Winegrowing

Vineyard

Certified organic vineyards

Production

– We do not use products of animal origin or containing allergens in the wine production process.
– Optimization of the use of resources and management of the cellar.
– We employ procedures that allow us to work in full respect of the environment, avoiding waste and always recycling when possible.

Packaging

– Organic corks with FSC certification
– Label: FSC certified paper
– Cardboard: recycled paper

Additional information
Annata

2013, 2015

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