Elena Fucci Titolo Aglianico Del Vulture 2004

Red Wine from Italy

$39.99
Item No. 102547
  • red wine
  • V92
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Once more the Fucci family doesn't miss a beat! Its high altitude vineyards, the pure 'pozzolana' volcanic lava soil, and the musculous labor by never tiring Generoso Fucci, complete the picture you need in order to grasp the dimensions of this wine. With new acreage of old vines converted to high quality production, and the first parcels of new vineyards coming into production, Fucci is now upgraded from a close size to a garage operation. A balanced and elegant wine combined with power that we feel is unique. Very complex and age worthy version of Aglianico!

Critical Acclaim

"Fucci’s 2004 Aglianico del Vulture Titolo is a gorgeous version of this wine. It possesses more complexity than the 2005, with a layered personality that flows effortlessly onto the palate. Gorgeous aromatics accompany an array of dark cherries, tobacco, herbs, spices and smoke as the wine reveals the full breadth of its expressiveness. This is a superb effort from Elena Fucci. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016."
92 Points

Learn About Elena Fucci

Perched above the famous Villa Rotondo, the Fucci property towers over the heart of the Aglianico del Vulture area in Basilicata. At 650 meters of altitude the soil is pure black volcanic lava, also locally known as 'pozzolana'. "Titolo" is the name of this Lava channel or "costone", which came down from the now extinct Vulture volcano. Nobody owns vineyards located higher than the Fucci's, no winery harvests later than the Fucci's, making these Aglianico grapes the last grapes harvested in all of Europe for dry red wine making!

Learn About Other Italian

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Learn About Other Red Wine

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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