2018 Quintodecimo Irpinia Aglianico

93 Points John Caro
In stock
An immensely satisfying and full-flavoured Aglianico from an important Campania producer. This label is sourced from five of the family's superb vineyards, giving it a roundness and completeness that will age well but offer special appeal in the early drinking. Packed with rich fruit depth and mineral layering, this is a compelling expression of southern Italy's most noble red wine.
$74.99 in mixed 6+ or $83.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Owner Luigi Moio was born into an historical family of winemakers in Campania dating back to 1880. After an extended stay in France studying viticulture and winemaking, Luigi returned to Italy in 1994 and in addition to teaching at the University of Naples, undertook the task of winemaker at various prestigious Italian wineries. The urge to do his own thing and make the highest quality wines possible in his beloved Campania became too strong to resist and in 2001 his dream was realised and Quintodecimo was born. The estate covers 12 hectares of vineyard, centred on the hill of Mirabella Eclano 420 metres above sea level, where they benefit from warm summers and fresh nights. "This grouping of wines from Luigi Moio boasts some of the very best expressions made in Campania today. I cannot exaggerate my admiration for these efforts made by one of Italy's most celebrated professors of viticulture and enology and his family in the Mirabella Eclano subzone of Avellino. Quintodecimo is a benchmark for Campania wines." (Monica Larner)

What The Critics Say

93/100 Vinous, Eric Guido (2017 vintage)

"The bouquet in the 2017 Aglianico Terra d’Eclano is dark and alluring, opening with a dusting of sweet violet candies, followed by ripe blueberry, blackberry, hints of licorice, and peppery floral tones that build in the glass. On the palate, silky, seductive textures are offset by cool-toned black fruits and exotic spice, as salty minerals saturate the senses and hints of fine tannin mount toward the finale. The finish is long but also remarkably fresh with an air of minty herbs and lingering florals, as residual acids sizzle, giving the 2017 Terra d’Eclano vibrancy up to the last moment. I can’t help but feel that this wine gets better with every passing vintage." Drink 2022 - 2032

94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2015 vintage)

"Opening to sweet flavors of blackberry marmalade and black cherry confit, the 2015 Irpinia Aglianico Terra d'Eclano is a full-bodied red wine that shows the ripe fruit flavors and exuberance of this warm and sunny vintage. This is a soft, round and concentrated expression with soft and well-integrated tannins. Pair it with your favorite home-cooked meals like roast chicken with rosemary potatoes. Those comfort foods would match this extremely comfortable wine."

Variety Aglianico
Region Campania
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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