Aglianico

 

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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  • Montevetrano Core 92js 2012

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    by the glass at gramercy tavern - Loved it at the beginning and the aftertaste especially. but in comparison to the other red, the Barolo, this seemed not as smooth. Read More

    Wine review by MTripp


  • Christmas in Naples is truly worthy of the word abbondanza, or abundance, where ... often served with macaroni. Aglianico wine would work both to pair with this dish as well as add it as an ingredient in the ragu. Roast capon is the centerpiece of the Italian holiday table seasoned gently with herbs and spices and brushed with olive oil before ... Read More

    From the article Neapolitan Christmas Dishes and Wine Pairings


  • Well, I have to say that in NYC you have more access to more wine than just ... Tuscany. These guys do an Aglianico too, which as I recall, also has a bitter quality to it so maybe it's something they look for. Don't kno Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • OT, agreed, been missing a number of our regulars.Headed out for a little ... ... had this with dinner. Nice aglianico del vulture, not overly big but plenty of body, ripe plum and fig and the tannins were somewhat restraine Read More

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  • Fox, we are having guests, tonight, and I was thinking of offering that Brooks. ... ... Italian grapes including Aglianico, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese.  A few feet from the tasting room is Caparone's other passion.  He restores Lincoln Zephyrs.As I mentioned someplace on this board I belong to the Imagery winery club.  Imagery is a second label of... Read More

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  • Ian Cauble often has interesting wines at his Somm Select site. Today's ... red vines of Piedirosso and Aglianico. Most of the vineyards are trained into Pergolas, a system where vines are grown overhead so you can actually walk underneath the vines and the grapes hang above you as you pass through. This creates a very strenuous day’s work as ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi Feudi di San Gregorio 2005

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    Un vino dalla foga straordinaria, adatto al lungo invecchiamento che beneficia ... ... in botte. Da uve Aglianico, sembra di bere un pezzo di antica Grecia, infatti aglianico è sinonimo di ellenico. Al naso note balsamiche fresche, marasca, cannella, anice, al gusto un vino austero, con sentori di frutta rossa, visciola, vanigli Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • So I am going to take your side on some things, AS, but I wouldn't call a ... a ... to Salice Salentino, Aglianico, and Nero d'Avola and it's all about $5.  There was a Nero d'Avola even cheaper (can't recall the name right now) that was even better.  The Casillero del Diablo Carmenere is a really good example of that grape.  I've spent more ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • We are looking for great values, and you can find them from just about every ... ... expect from them. Aglianico: Primarily from Campania, though also found in Basilicata, Aglianico is often referred to as the Barolo of the south due to the wines powerful tannins, dark muscular fruit, and exceptional ageing ability. Less expensive examples re... Read More

    From the article Value Southern Italians $15 and Under


  • Alovini Alvolo Aglianico del Vulture 2008

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    A most excellent Italian aglianico. Full bodied with hints of licorice, ripe blackberry, tar, a touch of smoke, smooth fine grained tannin, nice acidity and a great finish. This went extremely well with marinated london broil. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • very good buy good grape tastful

    Comment by 1520945goat 1520945 goat


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