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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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Azienda Agricola Montevetrano Red Blend Colli di Salerno IGT Montevetrano 2001

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    Just opened a 2001 and was surprised at how young it was on first taste. But it quickly opened up, and I would say it is near peak, maybe another ear or two. Read More

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  • Tenuta I Gelsi Gelso Rosso 2011

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    A nice peppery finish. Read More

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  • Oh, the hell of wanting to be a wine journalist. Take a passel of old things ... in every grape variety from aglianico to xynomavro and zinfandel to see what might actually work. He had to have something to do since once he bluffed Time Warner into that merger there was no longer real work for him.Etc., etc. across all those locales. I'm sure ... Read More

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  • Some interesting places listed here that seem worthy of exploring...Next "Biggest" Wine Regions Read More

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  • very good buy good grape tastful

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