Terre Del Volturno, Campania
Red wine from Italy
Drinking window: 2024 - 2030
The 2018 Pallagrello Nero Cunto is remarkably pretty, wafting up with a violet-tinged blend of lavender, wet stone and freshly sliced plums. It’s silky and enveloping, showcasing polished red and black fruits that slowly saturate the palate as a web of minerality adds further traction toward the close. This finishes structured and long, ending on blue and purple inner florals and a salted licorice note. Think of this like Pallagrello Nero with training wheels, making for a great introduction to the variety.
Eric Guido. Tasting date: April 2023
For readers looking to explore off the beaten path, Alois produces several bottlings of Casavecchia, Pallagrello Nero and Pallagrello Bianco that are all worth seeking out. Moreover, Michele Alois provides in-depth details of soil, elevation, vine training, yields and élevage on the back of each bottle. All of the reds are refined in large wooden vats with similar days of maceration, allowing for a more reliable study of terroir and vintage.