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Bocca di Lupo Aglianico 2018

Puglia, ItalyThis flagship red from Tormaresca's 140 hectare Bocca di Lupo estate in Minervino Murge, the heart of Puglia's Castel del Monte DOC, is made with certified organic aglianico grapes from a cooler 2018 vintage. This is already showing more finesse than last year's edition. After fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak barriques, and bottle for 24 months. The colour is nearly opaque, and the fruit is spicy with rich black cherry, plum, balsamic, with silky tannins. The long, persistent finish brings more spice and rich dark fruit. It's a giant of wine with just enough restraint to enjoy now, even if it's a decade away from maturity. Think wild boar meatballs with pappardelle pasta, a black truffle dish, or aged cheese.Tasted: 29 March 2024Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$106.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Tenuta Bocca di LupoDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: AglianicoCSPC: 148668UPC: 08026530000091