TENUTA DEL PORTALE (CA.VI.DA)


Tenuta del Portale, located in the hearth of the production area of the Aglianico del Vulture, it was born in the 1990 thanks to the passion of the D’Angelo family whose commitment, since the beginning of ‘900, has always been to capture the character of the grapes and the zone superbly in the bottle. The peculiar pedoclimatic conditions of this area (a soil of volcanic origin) the position of the vineyards, the harsh winters and the warm summers, with a considerable temperature range between day and night, are the reasons for the body, the complexity, the strength and the remarkable intensity of the scent of this wine. Actually the winery is managed by the siblings Rocco and Erminia D’Angelo and has around 20 Ha of winery-owned vineyard with a production of around 200.000 bottles yearly.

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2016 AGLIANICO "STARSA" BASILICATA

+770803 · 12x750ml

100% Aglianico. Ruby red in colour. Intense fruit aromas, with a soft, clean fruit finish. Limited oak ageing.
Serve with rich and robust meat dishes such as beef stews; Braised dishes such as Oxtail, Osso Bucco or Lamb Shanks; Spicy sausages and other barbecued meats; Pasta dishes with rich meat ragu.

STATUS: OPEN
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | past vintages [pdf]

 
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2015 LE VIGNE A CAPANNO

+770802 · 12x750ml

100% Aglianico. This Aglianico del Vulture le Vigne a Capanno is a very full-bodied wine. It’s quite rich, and it’s reliably smoky – one of the distinctive characteristics of Aglianico. Intense ruby red in colour with garnet hues. Intense aromas of fresh berries, with a full-bodied velvety finish. Aged in Slovenian oak for 18 months.
Serve with dry aged rib-eye; Spicy sausages and other barbecued meats; Game dishes such as wild boar, squab or duck; Hard and sharp cheeses, such as Taleggio or Pecorino from Italy or Manchego from Spain.

STATUS: OPEN
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | past vintages [pdf]

 
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2012 AGLIANICO "PALMENTI" (FORMERLY CALLED RISERVA) DOC

+770621 · 12x750ml

100% Aglianico. Dark blackish purple red in color with a clear watery rim. Deep and lively nose of sweet purple fruits, phenol, wild herbs nicely integrated with minerals with a degree of alcoholic spiciness. The palate is medium full-bodied, tannic, dry, mineral inflected, lithe yet noticeably grippy texture. This lovely Italian red has notes of sweet red and dark fruits in the order of raspberries, red cherries, plums, and thick black grape skins, nicely mixed in with wild flowers and herbs, forest thickets, tobacco, with loads of loamy earth, minerals, a faint yet refreshing flash of wood towards the backend that eventually gives way to a lovely and long finish featuring fresh but tannic black grape skins. This is definitely a big, bold tannic wine that is brimming with personality, charm and elegance.
Serve with rich and robust meat dishes such as beef stews; Braised dishes such as Oxtail, Osso Bucco or Lamb Shanks; Hard and sharp cheeses, such as Taleggio or Pecorino from Italy or Manchego from Spain.

STATUS: OPEN
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 

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