2011 Macchie Santa Maria "Evocatus" Taurasi Riserva DOCG

  • 'Evocatus' was the experienced and highly respected Roman soldier, the seasoned veteran, and now a fitting name for a 'veteran Taurasi wine'. Winemaker Oreste De Santis selects the finest Aglianico fruit from 20 year old vines 450 meters above sea level. Following fermentation and refinement in stainless steel tanks for 10 months, Oreste ages the wine for 30 months in oak botte and barriques. This elegant full-bodied red presents dark ruby red hues in the glass and delivers rich aromas of mature dark cherry on the nose. The wine will land softly on the palate with hints of black cherry, licorice and plum. The well- balanced tannins and acids will allow this wine to age for years. Drink now or hold. Best 2017-2025.

    Enjoy this wine with roasted red meats, game, or aged cheeses. Best served at 65 F in a large format glass. Decanting for 2 hours prior to serving is recommended.
  • Classification: Taurasi Riserva DOCG
    Varietal: 100% Aglianico
    Age of Vines: 20 years
    Aging: 10 months in Stainless Steel, 30 months in oak botte & barriques, 6 months in the bottle.
    Alcohol: 14.5%
    Cellar potential: 15-20 years

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