A masterclass in crafting elegance in a grape variety that's often anything but. L'Archetipo's Aglianico is carefully made with over 6 years of ageing, in both steel (to capture that incredible freshness) and oak (to soften its bold tannins), before bottling and release. Patience is key here, and that extra time has resulted in a beautifully balanced, powerful red. Succulent and soft, with enticing notes of fragrant spices, redcurrant and black cherry. A perfect warming red.
L’Archetipo is a winery with farming at the core of everything it does. Founded by Valentino Dibenedetto in 2010, it is now operated by himself and his four talented children Domenico, Maria, Andrea and Carlo. To quote Domenico: ‘The wine is just a tool’. L’Archetipo - The Archetype - is about defining and striving towards an ideal expression of their land through their wines, while restoring the land to its primal form as a ‘living, breathing entity’, teeming with microflora and microfauna, persisting in equilibrium.
The wine is a tool not only to guide them towards regenerating their soils but also to communicate the value of their broader mission to the world. The wines are produced exactly as they farm - intervening consciously, intelligently, and only where necessary to create greater balance and harmony.