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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  • Emark - you got it. If they have Zinfandel, they shouldn't also list it by ... restaurants. And you got the Aglianico too - that chocolate bitterness is a kind of calling card for it.There's a guy in Temecula who is making a good Montepulciano! He does Aglianico too but his Montepulciano is seriously drinkable.As far as Grignolino, good catch.... Read More

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  • OK, I'll put this one here, since it is produced form a blend of two grape ... ...  Montepulciano and Aglianico: Also, I should mention that this is another Costco Selezione.I have never heard of the Molise DOC, but, then again, I am definitely not the most worldly wine drinker.  This one hit my sweet spot by not blasting me in the face with ... Read More

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  • Di Majo Norante Ramitello 2011

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    Quite modest nose. I can detect some berry fruit and some herbals. On the tongue, there is a brief encounter with blueberry flavor, but that is quickly overcome by earthiness, or, maybe, dark chocolate bitterness. Then, I realize that this wine is seriously tannic. Fairly low acid. A wine that begs for food accompaniment, and I dont think it... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • "what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately"Don't know ...eAglianicoCarmenereCounoiseDornfelderTouriga Francesca  Read More

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Irpinia Serpico 2003

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    Still young, she (serpico) was cellared by a collector/ decanted and was still quite young and fresh. Nice job Fuedi. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • I have had the pleasure the last few days to taste some nice wines courtesy of ... ... vacuum reseal. A Rubrato Aglianico Dei Feudi di San Gregorio 2005 from Campagnia (I guess) which was pretty heavy going initially but then peaked beautifully after reopening for an hour or so before quickly disappearing downhill in an oxidised mess on day 3;... 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


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