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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  • Grifalco Aglianico Grico 2013

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Tenuta di Somaro Aglianico Primitivo 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence ... ... varietal wines such as aglianico, moscato di canelli, pinot grigio, sagrantino, and sangiovese. Coquerel Wines makes verdelho, tempranillo, and late-harvest sauvignon blanc. I haven’t scratched the surface of the depth and breadth of the Napa Valley’s wine ... Read More

    From the article Wine Myths: Debunked


  • Tenuta di Somaro Aglianico Primitivo 2014

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  • Nativ Aglianico Campi Taurasini "Eremo San Quirico" 2011

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    Wine review by khovey


  • Vinovino - that Qupe is pretty good. So is their Viognier. Actually, I think ... Kadarka or back in the day, Aglianico - something that's not brilliant but you keep thinking that it's only because nobody is really working it yet. I think there's a lot of potential there.EMark - that sticker is kind of funny. It means that the sticker is offici... Read More

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  • There’s only one source for the best Italian wines in the world: Gambero ... of Sagrantino, Merlot, and Aglianico. In fact, the Sagrantino wine grape is on a lot of wine drinker’s radars. Pay attention to these bottles. But by all means, continue to enjoy the classics. The fun, and oftentimes value, is found in the under-sung varieties. This e... Read More

    From the article The Best Italian Wines of the Year


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Claret, other historical wine...


  • 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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  • very good buy good grape tastful

    Comment by 1520945goat 1520945 goat


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