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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  • This is a great moment to marvel at the sheer beauty of Italy’s ... Try ... ... Try trysting with an Aglianico from Taurasi or a Cannonau (aka Grenache) from Sardinia. Then again, you can always jump on the Sicilian wine rocket instead; the island’s otherworldly selections are hightailing through the wine galaxy right now.  But there’s more: ... Read More

    From the article February is Italian Wine Appreciation Month


  • Rubrato Aglianico

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    Fragrant, Perfume, lively nose, If you allow this wine to Open up"" She will ... ... Decant and Wait. 100% Aglianico Vesuvi Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • San Gregorio Taurasi DOCG 2009

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    Exactly what I expected, as promised from Fuedi.! 1st Class wine.Minerals and Spicy on the nose (fragrant X)Medium body on the close and Long..... Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • 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

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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • 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


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