VIlla Raiano Campi Taurasini 'Costa Baiano' 2017

Costa Baiano has a ruby red color with purple sparkles. On the nose, it has an elegant bouquet with aromas of red fruits such as blueberries and cranberry along with hints of pepper, licorice and mint notes. The taste of this wine is framed by a lively and savory sip with a firm tannic texture. A wine ideal with rich sauces paired with grilled meats such as candele pasta with Neapolitan meat sauce.
Baiano Campi's grapes come from a single vineyard in the shape of an amphitheater, in the central part of Villa Raiano. This wine is produced from only aglianico grapes from a 9-hectare vineyard located in the municipality of Castelfranci (province of Avellino) at 500 meters above sea level. The grapes, once destemmed, macerate for 10 days in stainless steel tanks and then age in cement tanks and terracotta amphorae.
  • About Villa Raiano

    At Villa Raiano, much emphasis is placed on the combination of grape and microclimate. The microclimate present is ideal, as the shelter of the mountains makes it warm early in spring. Getting a little higher up the slopes creates a big difference between day and night temperatures, ideal for grape development.

    Viticulture in Irpinia has an ancient history. It developed geographically along two rivers, both of which originate from the Tuoro-Terminio massif of the Southern Apennines. Along the banks of the Sabato River, which flows to the east, are the municipalities that comprise the two white grape varieties of the province of Avellino: Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. While along the banks of the Calore River, which flows on the west side, the Aglianico grape is planted, predominantly destined for the Taurasi.

    The modern cellar, built in 2009, is partially underground. The grapes enter upstairs and are pressed there. Then they go one floor below for fermentation and finally they enter the bottling line deep underground. This way, the wine never has to be pumped over mechanically, and that makes for a real improvement in quality. The wines are in conversion to organic viticulture as of the 2018 harvest.

    • Druif

      Aglianico

    • Jaartal

      2016

    • Herkomst

      Campania, Italië

    • Lekker bij

      Gegrild vlees, pasta met volle saus

    • Smaakprofiel

      Stevig & Complex

    • Productiemethode

      Conversie naar biologisch

    • Inhoud

      13.5 % - 0.75 cl

    • Prijzen

      94/100 WinesCritic - 8.5 Grote Hamersma