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Ageno - 2015

La Stoppa

4.26 / 5.0

white still, dry
IGP Emilia, Italy
La Stoppa
Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Ortrugo, Trebbiano
1090 UAH, 890 UAH
not available
La Stoppa Ageno 2015

This wine is named after the founder of La Stoppa, lawyer Ageno, who was the first to believe and give value the great potential of this area. The only dry white wine of the estate, obtained after a long spontaneous maceration from grapes of this hot and low yielding land. A person responsible for production is Giulio Armani.

  • First Production: 2002
  • Agriculture: Organic, natural green cover between the rows. No fertilizing, weed killers or pesticides
  • Soil Type: Clay Silt
  • Trellis System: Simple Guyot
  • Age of vines: 20 years
  • Density: 6000 plants per hectare
  • Vinification: 4 months maceration on skins in stainless steel and/or cement tanks
  • Fermentation and aging: Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, aged in 40 hectolitre wooden tanks and in bottle for a time necessary, no filtration or sulphites added
  • Average production: 15 000 bottles


4.30 / 5.0750 ml@Elvira Kantiieva

The '15 Ageno displays a complex and sophisticated bouquet, hinting at its maturity. It offers an intricate mix of aromas, including date fruit, caramel, buckwheat honey, coffee, aged apricot jam, baked apples, orchard blossoms, caramelised lemon, and lemongrass.

On the palate, it's round and intense, yet well-balanced, featuring mature tannins and a solid fruit presence. Flavours reminiscent of oxidized red apples dipped in caramel dominate, with subtle Madeira-like notes adding depth and richness. This tasting experience reaffirms the wine's enduring appeal, making it a delight to revisit this particular vintage.

4.60 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Some Amber Stars

Unfortunately, this is my last bottle of Ageno 2015. Since my last tasting almost a year ago, it developed even further into beautiful stage. Deep hazy amber colour. Beautiful, pronounced and complex bouquet full of apricot jam, buckwheat honey, baked apples, acetone, medicinal herbs and amber. Full-bodied and still crisp with medium-high round tannin, great balance and powerful flavours matching the nose. Very long and evolving aftertaste. Masterpiece.

Wine #3 on Some Amber Stars event.

4.50 / 5.0750 ml

Legendary wine :) Deep copper colour. Soaked watermelon, wet wood, pickled tomato, white plum, buckwheat honey and sauerkraut. Flavours of sauerkraut and baked apples with honey and cinnamon. Complex, powerful, balanced and multi-layered wine that evolves over the evening, a great companion to have a conversation with! Happy me!

4.20 / 5.0750 ml

It's interesting to taste this wine again after such a long pause. Well, that's because 2015 is a rare vintage nowadays. Apricot jam, honey, wild dried flowers, baked apples. Acetone hints present at the beginning fade away with time. Powerful and opulent wine.

4.50 / 5.0750 ml

Beautiful, tasty, complex and sophisticated as always. As someone said, it is always a pleasure to drink this wine. Apricot jam, dried flowers, honey, pickles, orange peel and walnuts. Apples juice flavours, long finish… yummy!

4.20 / 5.0750 ml

Well made orange wine from famous La Stoppa. Apricot jam, soaked apples, wild flowers, honey, orange peel, walnuts. Full bodied, well balanced, great structure. Apple juice acidity and tannins. Long finish. Sophisticated and very tasty.

3.50 / 5.0750 ml

Apricot jam, high tannin.

La Stoppa

La Stoppa is a legendary historic estate that was founded in 19th century by a lawyer named Giancarlo Ageno. Initially focused on Bordeaux varieties, nowadays its vineyards are occupied by local Barbera, Bonarda and Malvasia. Elena Pantaleoni, current owner of the estate, works closely with famous enologist Giulio Armani (that has his own side project called Denavolo) to craft wines expressive of place and grape. They are advocates of minimal intervention along with usage of huge Slavonian oak botti and used French barriques. Also they are farming organically since 1990's and in 2008 they even acquired proper certification.