I Sassi

These wines are made exclusively for Siema Wines by the prestigious wine estate Donato D’Angelo in the heart of the growing region of Basilicata, the nearly landlocked growing region wedged among Campania, Calabria, and Puglia.  The name I Sassi comes from the famous ancient settlement Mattera, where the inhabitants were cave dwellers and were known by the name “I Sassi,” which, translated, means “the stones.”

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Basilicata (100% Aglianico grape)This is a traditional wine of this region, Basilicata. These Aglianico grapes are hand harvested from the family vineyards, wine is aged a full year in oak. A full-bodied red with raisin and coffee notes, this is a “mini-amarone” of southern Italy.

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Aglianico del Vulture (100% Aglianico del Vulture grape)

These Aglianico del Vulture grapes, from 40 year old vines, are hand harvested from the family vineyards. Rich velvety, with ripe red fruit, cedar and spice flavors, aged for 18 months in small oak barrels.

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