The Kapnios, wine quoted by Plato (The University) and Pliny (Naturalis Historia) is the first Amarone, meaning wine withered and dry, history. The name comes from Greek capnios smoked. The vine from which the Sunni obtained these wines was also caburnica, the modern cabernet, already present in Campania three millennia ago. The drying of the grapes in the sun produces the smoky taste, hence the name greek.
Withering in a fruit garden. Aging in new French oak barrels for 18 months and long aging in bottle.
The color is purple. The smell reminds blackberries and black currants. The taste is full and balanced with melted tannins and a long finish of roasted coffee sweetened, chocolate, tobacco and spices.
|Production area||Montesarchio, Tocco, Bonea|
|Ground type||Clay and limestone|
|Altimetry||1960 feet above s.l.|
|Harvest||Manual control of the vineyard. First week of November|
|Annual production||1000 bottles|
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Kapnios, reserve 2015, of Masseria Frattasi, receives the award as Best Absolute Italian Wine.
K2_TueAMUTCE_AM35AMRTue_2017EAMR - IOVI TONANT gets CORONA 2018
Iovi Tonan, Aglianico del Taburno Docg 2014, awarded in the wreaths of the Wines of Italy 2018 wines. A mountain alani, all in purity, with a first aging of 18 months in barriques and a succession of 12 in bottles.