These are the words that I spoke to Ciro Sannino, Maitre D and Sommelier of Aquapetra Resort and Spa. I was there to enjoy a long end of of summer lunch at La Locanda del Borgo, the spa's ristorante located in Telese Terme (Bn). The heart of Il Sannio.
So I watched silenty as Sannino opened a bottle of Talento Sannio Aglianico DOC 2007 from Az. Agricola Capolino Perlingieri.
Aglianico, I thought as I watched him avvinare, season the glasses, as he placed it to his nose, then tasted. Then poured me a glass.
I decided to wait a bit, due to the variety-due to the vintage. It needed time to relax, breathe, get comfortable.
I waited quite awhile over conversation as this red wine from an underrated territory began to express itself. The strong legs that clung to the side of the glass. The intense deep aromas of mature cherries. The slightly tannic feel on the palate perfect with my main course served that afternoon the terrace.
Ciro, I don't know alot about wines form the Sannio, quindi sono nelle tue mani.
Why don't we go and visit the winery?