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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Aglianico on Snooth

  • Belimondi Puglia Italy Aglianico 2013


    what a wonderful historical grape, very charming and tasty, Old varieties rock as they are original and not GMO ! Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • I agree the Bisceglia is solid; I actually like it better than their higher end ... find the Tenuta le Querce Aglianico del Vulture Il Viola, that's a killer one as well. Definitely a step above those other two from my experience. A truly rustic Italian mountain win Read More

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  • Wine writers are not a homogeneous lot. We come in all shapes and sizes, and ... and ... Grifalco di Lucania Aglianico del Vulture Damaschito – Italy, Basilicata, Aglianico del Vulture Very dark red violet color; evocative, mineral, dried berry, iron, tar nose; tasty, characterful, tight, dried berry, tar, licorice, anise palate; could use 2-... Read More

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  • Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2006


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  • Photo by: Nannette EatonToday we continue getting to know our favorite wine ... ... amazing expression of Aglianico from Contrade di Taurasi. A White Wine:  A Meursault from either of these three, Les Perrières, Les Genevrières and Les Charmes and just about any Bandol Rose would be the ticket to summer time sipping happiness.  Dislikes: In g... Read More

    From the article Getting to Know Bill Eyer

  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Carippee.  We are pleased to have some more ... grapes, possibly Nebbiolo or Aglianico.  Some of the best Barbera in California comes from this regionAnd by the way, I admire your support of local makers.  Please continue to share your experiences with their wines.&nbs Read More

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  • very good buy good grape tastful

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