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The name Il Sigillo refers to the seal at the end of a notarial act.
Il Sigillo is a DOC wine obtained from Aglianico del Vulture grapes from a single historic vineyard, located on Contrada Cerentino hillside in the village of Maschito.
It is a modern style interpretation of Aglianico as produced in this area in the past. The grapes are harvested fully over ripened towards the ending of November and a long maceration lasting about a month.
Grapes: 100% Aglianico del Vulture.
Harvest time: manually in crates in the last days of November, early days of December.
Maceration: about 30 days with a full extraction and a full maturation of tannins.
Aging: 24 months in french oaks barriques or tonneaux, placed in natural caves into the volcanic tufo rock. Bottle aging for 24 months
Alcohol content: about 14,5 degrees.
Serving temperature: 18° C (64° F)
Organoleptic characteristics: wine with a big structure at the same time very elegant.
Food matching: ideal with big structure dishes, roasted meats and very flavour cheeses. You may try also with chocolate dessert.
Bottle size: available in 0.75, liter bottles.
D.O.C. is the acronym for Controlled Denomination of Origin, which certifies that a wine is produced in a specific area according to precise qualitative and quantitative production laws.