Rivera Cappellaccio Aglianico Riserva Castel Del Monte 2014
'Cappellaccio' expresses the full potential of Aglianico grown on the limestone hills of the DOC Castel del Monte. The Cappellaccio Aglianico Riserva takes its name from the thin and hard calcareous crust that is found at around 50 cm under the limestone soils of the Castel del Monte doc area and that has to be broken in order to allow vines to be planted. Its important structure is refined from aging in French oak for 12 months, balanced by fresh acidity typical of the variety. Its elegant bouquet, harmonious and complex, makes it suitable to accompany savory meat and mature cheeses. Serve at cellar temperature.
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Bright aromas of pink peppercorn, violet, rose and red currant show pleasing depth and integration on the nose. The palate is light in feel but well structured by pulsing acidity and a firm frame of tannins. Tart red fruit remains dominant, with light pepper and game notes chiming in on the midpalate, and rose and violet lingering on the close.