Why the name Synthesi? This is an introduction to understanding Aglianico, the exquisite volcanic terroir and how that translates in the cellar and in your glass. Taste the innate qualities of this little known noble Italian variety, starting from the primary notes of intense black fruits, pepper and a walk through a forest. Aglianico, often harvested well into November, is a grape that is extremely high in acidity with grippy tannin. We love how the Paternoster tradition uses wood-aging artfully to tame the proud Aglianico into a wine of extraordinary harmony and balance. If you don’t know the cellar-worthy Aglianico del Vulture, Synthesi is the place to start. A vibrant ruby red in color, it displays an ethereal, fragrantly fruity bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, wild berries and pepper. On the palate it is dry and velvety, with well-integrated tannins; it reveals great balance and a persistent aftertaste.