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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Aglianico on Snooth

  • We continue our ongoing interview series with the friends of Snooth today by ... ... more specific then maybe Aglianico from Taurasi. Wait, change that to Sangrantino di Montefalco. No, make that Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero...I mean from Rioja. But I do love a good Petite Sirah from California too. We could be here awhile. Snooth: Would ... Read More

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... ... RoccamonfinaA blend of Aglianico and Piedirosso grown in volcanic soils in the hills of northwestern Camapnia, Fattoria Galardi's Terra di Lavora (land of labor) is a intended to be a vin de garde. The wines seldom express overt fruit and tend towards the s... Read More

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  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... were from Italian grapes - Aglianico was one of them. If that's what Abe is looking at doing in LA, I would fully support that. Or Nero d'Avola or something else from down south in Italy. Or maybe something from Greece. If it's more Cab, um, OK.This, however, is one... Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • Italian Roses, that's what’s for dinner. And before you go there let ... ... Campania 12.5% $20100% Aglianico3.0g/l Residual Sugar6.4 g/ l acidity3.2 PHVery fruity on the nose with lots of candied raspberry underlain with an ashy base note. Juicy and bright and downright tart on entry, tho is quite electric int he mouth with faint red cherry ... Read More

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  • Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa 2013

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    100% Aglianico3.0g/l Residual Sugar6.4 g/ l acidity3.2 PHVery fruity on the nose with lots of candied raspberry underlain with an ashy base note. Juicy and bright and downright tart on entry, tho is quite electric int he mouth with faint red cherry and amarena cherry fruit and a finish that blazes with acidity. There's a subtle bitterness on the... Read More

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  • The white was a hit last night. Let's see what the red has in store for us. ... Barbera, Montepulciano and Aglianico made in a fresh Beaujolais  style. Great daily drinke Read More

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  • Okay, it was dinner out with the folks at Oakland's Pizzaiolo, right down ... Barbaresco and 2008 Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture. Both imported by Oliver McCrum, who lives and works about the same distance from the restaurant as I do.  (Okay, I'm a tad closer.)  You can read about the wines at his website. OMWines will not sell to retailers wh... Read More

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  • I think Pinot Gris/Grigio. T'Gallant from the Mornington Peninsula, ... ... &Italy of course. Gamay, Aglianico, Rhone whites, Yeringberg Marsanne/Rousanne. Complementing the umami whilst not overpowering subtle flavours or being overwhelmed by some robust flavours would be a fascinating trial and error experienc Read More

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  •   So here's the next challenge I'm throwing down to those who think they can match wine to anything. ;-)Less tropical than either the first challenge or the second one--match wines to this locale and cuisine ,,, First some scenery, both countryside and urban. Will show different seasons because time-of-year has a great effect on menus in this co... Read More

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