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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Elena Fucci Titolo Aglianico Del Vulture 2007
Elena Fucci Titolo Aglianico Del Vulture 2007
(search item no. 117544)
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Titolo displays totally awesome potential, inky blue/purple, the explosive nose of raspberry, cherry and blackberry fruit complicated by violets, leather, tobacco, lava rock and tar, the palate is fully dense, with sumptuous flavours, powerful velvety tannins grip the mouth, but beneath the tannins lay an exceptional wine which is long, complex and deeply concentrated, and yet it never comes across as being heavy. This is a fresh, vibrant and powerful wine with decades of glorious life ahead of it.
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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!