Wine of the Week 8/06/19
Capolino Perlingieri Campania Rosato
Regularly $17.99/On Sale $14.96
The Perlingieri vineyards are in Solapaca, which is near Monte Taburno, at around 300 meters above sea level. Their wines are made in the cellar of a beautiful old stone house they’ve restored, not far from their vineyards - the outline of the house is on their label.
Alexia Perlingieri is the 3rd generation of her family to farm in Solopaca, a beautiful, but brutal and dry part of Benevento. Alexia has taken over the work that her mother took over from her grandfather, and is now farming two parcels, totaling 13ha, organically. The wines are made with evident passion and attention to detail. The grapes are checked on a sorting table after being de-stemmed in order to remove leaves and bits of stem, a technique that is normal for more expensive wines but not at all common at this price. The “Vignarosa” is 100% Aglianico, with only brief skin contact during fermentation. Nevertheless, the wine has a deep, rich color. Refreshing enough to beat the heat, and yet with enough structure to accompany any late-summer meal. Only 170 cases made. WE WERE ABLE TO GET 4 CASES ONLY. Act fast, as what we have is what we have.