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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Elena Fucci Titolo Aglianico Del Vulture 2004
Elena Fucci Titolo Aglianico Del Vulture 2004
(search item no. 102547)
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points

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!
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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!