Don Anselmo Aglianico del Vulture 2013

Aglianico del Vulture DOC


Don Anselmo is a landmark wine made from 100% Aglianico grapes, the native varietal in Basilicata for which the region is renowned. It is dedicated to the winery’s founder, Anselmo Paternoster, and represents the history, roots, and continued importance of the Paternoster family in the area of production of the wines, Vulture. The grapes come from small and particularly old vineyard parcels in Barile, located at 2000 feet above sea level, with naturally low yields (35- 40 quintals per hectare). The soil is volcanic, with a significant levels of lava and ash.



The vineyards from which the grapes that go into making Don Anselmo are located are quite small and date back decades. They are located in Barile in the province of Potenza in Basilicata. They are located at nearly 2,000 feet above sea level and have naturally low yields.


The Aglianico grapes are generally harvested at the end of October. The grapes are crushed and destemmed and the must macerates on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 15 days. During this period, several pump overs are carried out. The wine ages 50% in large Slavonian oak barrels and 50% in French barriques. Final bottle aging lasts 12 months.




Aglianico del Vulture DOC

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Wine Advocate - "The top shelf wine in the Paternoster portfolio is the 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Don Anselmo. This very attractive and elegant vintage reveals a beautiful bouquet with extremely chiseled and focused fruit. The cool growing season results in bright aromas of dark berry, spice, licorice and campfire ash. There is a tangy element, too, with grilled herb and rosemary essence. This full-bodied wine is robust and amply structured at the back. This vintage is superior to 2015 in terms of linearity and sharpness. The 2016 vintage should enjoy an exceptionally long period of bottle evolution and aging."

"mulberry and black raspberry fruit flavors"

Wine Spectator - “Harmonious and medium- to full-bodied, with a fresh tang of smoky minerality underscoring the crushed mulberry and black raspberry fruit flavors. Subtle accents of Earl Grey tea and licorice linger on the firm, focused finish.”

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Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

In 1997 Paternoster added the name “Synthesi” to what previously had been labeled simply as Aglianico del Vulture; the word synthesi refers to “synthesis” in English, as the wine is made from grapes grown in different sections of the Vulture. Synthesi is an Aglianico intended for drinking young, and is an excellently priced example of what the grape is all about.

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Volcanic wines are currently one of the hot topics in the wine world, and the Vulcanico Falanghina is having its moment in the sun. The name “Vulcanico” highlights the fact that the grapes are harvested from vineyards near the base of Mount Vulture, an extinct volcano. The Vulcanico combines the freshness, balminess and delicacy of the Falanghina grape with the brightness and generosity that one would expect from a white wine from southern Italy. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks for 10 days and remain in contact with the lees for approximately 5 months.