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"ZIMBERNO," AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE, DOC, 2006
Azienda Agricola Michele Laluce

When one thinks of the region of Basilicata,  one thinks of Aglianico del Vulture. Michele Laluce's 13  acres of vines grow on the volcanic soils of Ginestra’s Monte Vulture. The grapes for this wine are produced by the Zimberno vineyard.

Uncertified Organic Wine (Producer states they do not use artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. While we cannot prove the veracity of this, we also have no reason to believe it is not true.)

Tasting notes: Medium-bodied, seductively soft and velvety smooth on the palate, it brims with plummy, briary, unctuously rich, ripe, black cherry aromas and flavors.

Two Bicchieri
Gambero Rosso, Italian Wines 2011


RECENT VINTAGE - 2005
One bicchiere "Michele Laluce produces several interesting territory-dedicated wines on his six hectares of vines in Ginestra, an excellent grape-growing area of vulture....the slim bodied Zimberno, Aglianico DOC (has) fresh fruit overtones." Gambero Rosso, Italian Wines 2008
Region: Basilicata
Classification: Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Area of Production: Ginestra - Vulture

Grape Variety:  100% Aglianico
Soil
: Volcanic
Average Age of Vines: 10 to 15 years
Trellising System: Guyot
Spacing of plants: 2.5 x 1.3 m
Production per Acre: 3.57 tons
Vinification Technique: Temperature controlled fermentation.
Maturation: Aged in large oak tanks up to 3 years.
Total Acidity: 5.00 - 6.00  g/l
Residual Sugar: 
PH
: 3.65
Alcohol
: 13.30%
Total Cases Produced
: 2,080