Name of varietal: Aglianico
Common synonyms: Aglianico del Vulture, Ellenico, Ellanico, Eilanikos, Agliatica, Uva Nera
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to either Greece or Italy
History of the grape: There is documented proof of the existence of Aglianico in Basilicata, Italy as far back as the 6th century. There are three versions of how it got there, and as of press time, there is no concrete DNA proof of what is correct. One theory is that it was brought to Italy from Greece, and is the reason why it is sometimes called “Ellenico” meaning “from Helena,” a.k.a. Greece. Another is it was planted by the Greeks in Campania to grow a local Falernum, which was their equivalent of a First Growth. The third theory is that it grew wild in Southern Italy, but was first discovered by the Greeks, who called it “Eilanikos,” which means “vine in the trees.” So the Greeks had something to do with it, but just what is uncertain Read more »

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Irpinia Serpico 2001


    Thank you for bringing this Amazing Italian wine Table #7 at my venue.Decanted ... Fuedi di San Gregorio wines.-Aglianico from the base of Mt.Vesuvius.Naples area compliments of Nero. Viva Fued Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin

  • Manimurchi Irpinia Aglianico 2013


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    Wine review by Bullbythehorns

  • Di Majo Norante Ramitello 2011


    I have been a fan of di Majo Norante for some years (Molise, Italia) and have ... Biferno and consists of 15% Aglianico - an ancient, tannic grape of Greek provenance (the rest is Montepulciano). The nose is distinctly blueberry dominant with a hint of sweet red licorice whip. The entry is elegant, quite smooth, dominated by blueberry and a t... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • We feel that if a geographic area has shown wine excellence throughout a long ... ... from the Ancient Greek Aglianico grape, took the world by storm. Their 1968 Taurasi Riserva is one of the finest Italian reds that we have ever tasted, although the 1961 comes very close to it. These trailblazers fought to keep Lacrima Cristi wines tied to C... Read More

    From the article Campania Wine: Something Very Old, Something Very New

  • JD, have to say that the '04 Medici pinot was pretty stellar, next up would ... on where they source their aglianico but the label say "California", so the grapes could be from just about anywhere in CA. The next best thing we tasted there was the durif, aka petite sira Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Newberg, OR

  • Thanks for the update! I'm curious about the Aglianico. Do you know where are they growing it? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Newberg, OR

  • Got in (very) late last night, flying from the west to the east coast isn't ... ... of big reds, bought an aglianico) and Anam Cara (picked up an '11 and '12 pinot and a dessert gewurtz). Taking NG's advice, on Sunday we visited the Stoller winery and had a great tasting. Beautiful grounds, fantastic wines and a wonderful person behind the cou... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Newberg, OR

  • We're heading to Portland for our annual visit with our son in July. We already have a VRBO in Newberg rented for our weekend. On the list of downtown wineries/wine bars within walking distance are:Anam Cara CellarsChehalem Tasting RoomArtisanal Wine CellarsFox Farm Vineyards (wine bar)Longplay WineDark Horse Wine BarCliff Creek Tasting RoomPurp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Newberg, OR

  • Amid a tongue-twisting litany of Italian wine varietal minutiae leading his ... negroamaro, montepulciano, aglianico, marzemino, refosco, lagrein, the lambruscos salamino and maestri …  as well as arneis, greco, fruilano, fiano, ribolla, giallo, and, as many wine lovers will be aware, vermentino, which is being made in some quantity now into m... Read More

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  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's ... on ... on vacation.We moved on to Aglianico.  Turned out Sandy had done quite a bit of research into this and even wrote a nice article on the history of Aglianico.  This was really pleasantly tannic, reminded me of Xynomavro from Greece.  Who knows, since it was brought from Greece ... Read More

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  • very good buy good grape tastful

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