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SCEG 2019

Basilicata, ItalyIn 2016, Elena Fucci, responsible for saving her family’s high altitude, volcanic soiled vineyards and solidifying the appellation with her singular Titolo cru, began another passion project, SCEG, to help out friends of her 94-year-old grandfather Generoso. To preserve their vines and tradition, she makes this special wine from his friends’ vines, four parcels near her family’s vineyards, and vines ageing 70+ years. SGEC (pronounced Sheg) is organically farmed Aglianico, spending one year in 500L tonneaux and 6 months in bottle before release. Alluring dark florals, dusky violet dart throughout this fresh, fleshy red, with wild plum, raspberry, anise, perfumed mulberry lit with buzzy, stony acidity. Tannins are long and amply grippy, carrying this youthful red to a floral spiced finish. Youthful and pure, this is a lovely authentic look at aglianico.Tasted: 26 January 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Elena FucciDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Aglianico