Paolo Petrilli. 'Agramante' Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera
Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera DOC
Grapes 60% Nero di Troia with Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Bombino
Ripe blueberry and strawberry on the nose, some liquorice and spice, with perfectly mature silky tannins, quite Pinot-esque. An inviting and honest wine, made the more fascinating by the subtle cinnamon and sloe. A joy to drink now and it has the potential to develop for a decade. 2017 is a great Agramante.
The classic wine of the estate and if Paolo had to choose a favourite, I am sure this would be it.
The vineyard is a single limestone slope, pale with chalk, it is open to the sea breezes coming off the Garganega peninsula, the south facing aspect ensures no shortage of light. The vines are planted at a density of five thousand plants per hectare and are trained using a single cordon system. Just over a kilogram of fruit is taken from each vine. In 2010 fermentation was moved from steel to 600 litre open upright barrels, using the wild yeasts of the vineyard and not using temperature control. The wine is then transferred to used oak barrels and steel tanks for a year. It bottled without filtration.
2018 was not made
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2009 - was not made