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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
Donnachiara Irpina Aglianico 2008
Donnachiara Irpina Aglianico 2008
(search item no. 114692)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $18.99

Winemaker's Notes:

#100 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Intense ruby red color. Full, complex, intense bouquet redolent of marasca, prune and berries, with spiced notes. A warm, elegant and persistent with a great structure on the palate.

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About Donnachiara:

Chiara was born in "Irpinia" region and she was raised on an Aglianico vineyard, family-owned since '800. She grew to love these charming lands, This passion was passed on across the family, woman to woman for 5 generations, now to ilaria petitto, chiara’s daughter, only responsible today of keeping alive this family tradition made of magic scents and atmospheres. From this love and respect springs new winery, a small but precious jewel. Located in this spectacular land with a tradition of wine making that stretches back over a thousand years, Chiara's winery is equipped with the most advanced control instruments for both the production and the storage of the great Irpinian wines. The quality of the wine produced is in the heart of our company's philosophy which is in part achieved in our ownership of the vineyards, the careful and passionate attention to which yield the most bountiful grapes and precious wines.