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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  • I am a recent newbie to Bedrock and what I've tasted so far has mainly been ... been ... this Ryme (tx OT), aglianico with some leftover sirloin and taters. Nice stuff but just a bit tannic, may have been better off waiting a couple more years for this one to soften but overall it was pretty enjoyabl Read More

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  • Don't forget that history also applies to farming practices. You grow ... ... especially, had grapes like Aglianico and Sagrantino that could produce dark wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, from France, didn't appear until sometime in the 17th century. Merlot is older and it was useful because it ripened before the winter rains and snow showed up.But ... Read More

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  • Spinning this discussion out from another thread.To start with, here is a report, with queries, from one of our regulars: Reply by EMark, 2 hours ago.OK, here's an everything-but-the-kitchen sink wine:Get a load of this (from the back label)76% Cabernet Sauvignon8% Syrah5% Petit Verdot3% Cabernet Franc3% Malbec3% Merlot2% Petite SirahAlso, the f... Read More

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  • Vesevo Aglianico Beneventano 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Everyone, hope you got something out of all this. We definitely had a great ... ... Touriga Nacional and Aglianico with a bonus pour of their Old Vine "F"Red which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Touriga Nacional. They had to pen in the "F" due to some kind of infringement lawsuit.  Biggest surprise - with all the hype about t... Read More

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  • Thanks Larry, I've seen you on Berserkers (where I lurk more than I post), ... Touriga Nacional and a 2011 Aglianico. All were really good but the Negrette and the Aglianico were outstanding and reasonably priced, nothing over $36.  Next up was our 1 pm appointment at Demetria. I think the drive up to estate might have taken as long as the dri... Read More

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  • Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a very good breakfast at the ForFriends B&B in Santa Ynez. Too early for any of the tasting rooms to be open so we headed down to Jalama beach for some salt air and scenery. Beautiful beach with some interesting campsites and about a half dozen surfers enjoying some mo... Read More

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Irpinia Serpico 2001

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    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

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    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


  • very good buy good grape tastful

    Comment by 1520945goat 1520945 goat


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