Carato Venusio Aglianico del Vulture DOCG
Carato Venusio is the flagship wine of Cantine di Venosa wine production, which is a world leader winery in the production of Aglianico del Vulture in Basilicata. Carato Venusio Aglianico del Vulture DOC is made from 100% Aglianico grapes from 50-55 years old vineyards located around Venosa. The overripe grapes are usually harvested late in early November and, after careful manual selection, placed to ferment in small fermentation vats with maceration at a controlled temperature between 23 and 26 °C for about 15 days, followed by alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine matures in small 225 liter French oak barrels for 18-24 months and completes its aging in the bottle for another 12 months.
Carato Venusio is a well-structured and elegant red wine from Basilicata. It has an intense ruby red colour with light garnet undertones. Vinous and personal bouquet, with a prevalence of floral and fruity aromas, violets and currants. Dry, full and intense, pleasantly tannic flavour. We suggest serving this wine at a temperature of 18-20 °C.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
Carato Venusio is the classic red aging wine, suitable for pairing with roasted red meat, game, strong dishes and aged hard cheese.
Cantina Di Venosa
Cantina di Venosa was founded in 1957 in the homonymous municipality of Venosa, a charming tourist village rich in history and art which was the birthplace of the Latin poet Horace Flaccus and Prince Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa. Venosa boasts a widely diffused and appreciated sector of culture, that of the red wine from Basilicata par excellence: Aglianico.