Rocca dei Rettori bottle

Rocca dei Rettori

Aglianico, 2014

Aglianico vines have ruled Italy’s southern regions for millennia, growing exceptionally well on the hillsides surrounding the town of Benevento. Rocca dei Rettori is a 6th century castle in the town center, and throughout the Roman Empire the castle’s inhabitants revered the red wine from the neighboring vineyards. It’s still in great demand today. To ensure a modern, fruity wine to complement summer meals, the grapes were fermented and aged in stainless-steel tanks.

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Rocca dei Rettori Aglianico is vibrant and food-friendly, made to show Aglianico’s intense fruity and savory flavors without the need to age the bottle for years before uncorking it.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Garnet
APPEARANCE
Garnet
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Leather
Black pepper
Cherry
Black olive

Pairing

The opposite of subtle, these reds completely coat your palate with fruit flavor and tannin. California Zinfandel and Cabernet, as well as reds from countries with warm climates, like Spain and Australia, are what you want with dishes that are rich in their own right. It’s why these reds rule every steakhouse wine list.

TASTING TIP

It’s rare for a wine to be full- bodied and rich yet have mouthwatering freshness that cleanses your palate. But that’s the hallmark of Aglianico.

Since this dish is all about beefy richness and spice, pour a bold red that deserves an invite to this party.

A rich, tomato-based pasta is always a great match for a bold red. Classic pairing.

Where there are tomatoes and peppers, there should be a bold, fruity red that can stand alongside all that goodness.

When you make a pizza, pour a bold red with plenty of pizzazz. It is called a pizza party for a reason, right?

Grilled steak? Go for the biggest, baddest red you can find so it'll stand up to all that richness. Then undo the top button.

Grilled steak? Go for the biggest, baddest red you can find so it'll stand up to all that richness. Then undo the top button.

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More About The Wine

Beneventano is a small region northeast of Naples, in the province of Campania. The long, hot summers tempered by cool Mediterranean breezes provide the perfect climate for vines. Aglianico wines from Beneventano are made in a bright, food-friendly style, while intensely tannic styles made for aging are produced about 20 miles away, in Taurasi.

DID YOU KNOW?

The most coveted Aglianico wines can age well for decades—and they need it. Otherwise their big, mouth-drying tannins won’t soften to reveal the wines’ fruit flavors.

  • VARIETY
    Aglianico
  • VINTAGE
    2014
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Beneventano, Italy
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    12.6%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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