2014 Rivera Castel del Monte Aglianico Riserva Cappellaccio
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Castel del Monte|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13.5%)|
|Drink window||2020 - 2029|
The only wine from Puglia with the DOCG status. The owner of Rivera - the Corato family belongs to a small group of famous winemakers and is the only representative of the Apulia region in the "Istituto Grandi Marchi" (www.istitutograndimarchi.com). In this institute are the 19 most prestigious Italian wine producers such as Antinori, Gaja, Biondi Santi, Masi, Sassicaia, Pio Cesare, Tasca d'Almerita, Lungarotti, Lageder, Jermann to name a few.
The Cappellaccio Riserva is a 100% Aglianico wine from a vineyard located on the limestone hills of the DOC Castel del Monte. This Aglianico is a very refined wine and is also called the Barolo of the south. The aging of 12-14 months at 50% used and 50% new French oak (and then more than 1 year bottle aging) balances in a great way the naturally fresh acids of the Aglianico grape and this makes the wine very refined and very complex certainly for a wine from this price range. In the glass, the wine is garnet-red with an elegant bouquet of ripe red berries, tobacco and spices. In the mouth the wine has a rich taste and is very balanced with the characteristic bitterness. The Cappellaccio is harmonious and complex and this makes it a good wine to accompany a nice piece of roast meat and aged cheese. We advise you not to drink this wine too warm. Around 15 degrees is a perfect temperature for this beautiful wine.
The domain was founded in the early 1900s by Giuseppe de Corato and 50 years later Azienda Vinicola Rivera came to life. His son Sebastiano had thorough renovation work carried out there. A new cellar was built and the vines were also replanted. All this to increase the quality to the level that it still is today. The vineyards are not far from the famous city of Bari. At a height of at least 200 meters to 350 meters, the grape vines are maintained with great care and you notice that in quality.
Rivera is the only one with Castel del Monte the DOC & DOCG status in Central North Apulia (Puglia) and is the pioneer of Apulian (Puglia) wines. Today, Rivera is still owned by the De Corato family. It is led by Carlo de Corato and his sons Sebastiano and Marco, with great enthusiasm and a dynamic management approach.
The De Corato family belongs to a small group of famous winemakers and is the only representative of the Apulia region in the "Istituto Grandi Marchi" (www.istitutograndimarchi.com). This institute houses the 19 most prestigious Italian wine producers such as Antinori, Gaja, Biondi Santi, Masi, Sassicaia, Pio Cesare, Tasca d'Almerita, Lungarotti, Lageder, Jermann to name a few.
The 75 hectares of vineyards planted in Castel del Monte DOC are located on calcareous and rocky soils. The winery has recently been completely renovated and features state-of-the-art winery, while the cellars are still very authentic with barrels of 30 below 50 hl Slavic oak and 30 Hl French oak as well as 300 French oak barriques for the riserva wines.
Rivera wine is sold in the domestic market and about 50 export markets in Europe, America and Asia, which focus on traditional distribution channels such as Ho.re.ca, good wine shops and wholesalers.
Over the past 15 years, Rivera has also focused on the potential of the native varieties Nero di Troia, Bombino Nero and Bombino Bianco, which define the surprisingly fresh and elegant style of North Apulian wines. With the release of 100% Nero di Troia single vineyard vineyards Puer Apuliae, Rivera is putting the spotlight on Nero di Troia, which is now considered one of the most interesting Southern Italian native red grape varieties. Finally, thanks to Rivera's Pungirosa rosé wine, Bombino Nero from Castel del Monte has been recognized as the only Italian rosé DOCG
Rivera's iconic and classic wine, however, is the elegant Il Falcone Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva DOCG, based on Nero di Troia paired with Montepulciano, which has been produced since 1950 and has received much respect from wine journalists. The Puer Apuliae and the Cappallacio Riserva (Aglianico) are also top international wines which are issued in allocation.
Rivera is also part of the Grandi Cru Committee. An agency established in 2005 to promote top quality wine companies in Italy
GRANDI CRU COMMITTEE
The Gran Cru d'Italia Committee was founded in 2005 to promote and increase the prestige of the wineries, which have been producing great wines with the highest ratings for at least 20 years.
Member companies are the core of the most prestigious wineries in Italy that represent the maximum ability to convey cultural and quality values of the areas most suited for the production of great wines despite of its size. In fact even smaller wineries that show a very high-quality in its productions are formally members, a feature that is common and distinguishes Italy from others.
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|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Castel del Monte|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|James Suckling rating||91|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Dry, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Met vrienden, Open haard|
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