Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wine of the Week - Tenuta Scuotto Aglianico

How about a history lesson for this week's featured wine? Tenuta Scuotto's Aglianico is not only a beautiful, food-friendly, age-worthy, intense red wine, but it's also one of the world's oldest grape varietals still cultivated today. Believed to have been first brought to Italy by the Greek Phoenicians, Aglianico is now found in Southern Italy in the regions of Campania and Basilicata, as well as in the U.S. and Australia. Wine produced from Aglianico are full bodied, with firm tannins and high acidity; making them ideal for lengthy aging. This rustic, earth-driven wine would be served best with hearty red-meat stews, tomato sauces, and marinated portobello mushrooms.     

Eduardo Scuotto was driven to settle in Irpinia by his passion for wine and his desire to experience the synergy between man and nature. With the support of his family, his dream has been realized and Tenuta Scuotto was founded. Each aspect of their production is characterised by respect for the traditions of the land, while at the same time avoiding uniformity. Working with enologist Angelo Valentino, the estate produces wines that show the passion of the winemakers and their love for this beautiful region rich of history and traditions. Tenuta Scuotto limits vine yields, pays great attention to detail, and harvests by hand, all to achieve the highest quality raw product. Their ambition is to continue on this path, being able to blend tradition with innovation to meet the changing tastes of wine lovers.

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