Janare di Sannio DOP Aglianico 2014

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Sannio Beneventano

The "Janare" line by La Guardiense was created within the scope of a project to defend the autochthonous wines of Sannio, and is a range of selected wines aimed particularly at promoting Falanghina and Aglianico. An authentic attempt at zoning the Guardia Sanframondi territory, in the heart of the production zone, which focuses on enhancing the qualitative characteristics, linking them to the unrepeatable specificities of the cultivation locations.

In the Sannio district, Janare are witches, mythical figures of country civilization and culture which allude to the strong and indomitable character of the women of this land, capable of casting spells and fatal curses on their enemies. A tribute to preserve the memory of this old and seductive popular local tradition. Aglianico, in particular, is the product of careful selection in the vineyard and ageing in the cellar in oak tonneaux, the ideal barrels for ironing out the natural harshness. An elegant and decisive red, a reference for the whole appellation.

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La Guardiense is one of Italy’s leading co-operative wineries. The co-operative was founded in 1960 by 33 farmers and now has around 1,000 members. The operation is overseen by head wine maker Ricardo Cotarella, who is an Italian legend himself. The vineyards are in the sub region of Sannio which sits in the larger region of Benevento. It is a hilly, volcanic region with a unique microclimate which is perfectly suited to the production of the equally unique, quality local varieties of Aglianico, Fiano, Falanghina and Greco. Certified sustainable production.

Deep ruby red with purple hints. Beautiful cherry-pit bouquet notes in the nose merge well with those of vanilla from wood barrel aging. Enveloping on the palate is fig, bell pepper, plum, fleshy blackberry and fresh tobacco all characterized by an incisive yet silky tannic structure.

Served with all courses of a meal, it pairs well with rich soups and and pasta with pulses, char-grilled or roast meats and stewed game.