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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  • Bocella Rasott Campi Taurasini 2006


    Soaring spicy herbs hit the nose, very chinato at first, touch of lurking coffee grinds and powdered milk adds some relief to the very medicinal, vitamin tones. Elegant and balanced in the mouth with a big, suave entry and a really fresh feel with bright acids and fine tannins that are just a touch drying. Brisk in the mouth and on the finish wi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Montevina Aglianico 2006


    Opening with a very spicy herbal note this gains a flinty, woody note that accents the clean blackberry and dark cherry fruit with a touch of salame and pencil eraser underneath Rich and round with a sweet attack. Very well polished with fine tension between acid and tannin and a deep core of juicy fruit, very boysenberry/blackberry/black plum ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Hello everyone, I've been using this website for quite some time but finally signed up. I'm making a wine list for my family's italian restaurant and pizzeria. So since its a pizzeria I'd like to have good affordable wines. 5 Whites 5 Reds But I'm really trying to stay true with Italian wines. I'm interested in the new modern wines that are eme... Read More

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  • With our troubled times I very frequently asked Where are the values? While ...rAglianico: dAvola: California:Zinfandel: Rangers: http://www.s... Read More

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  • Vignali Aglianico del Vulture 2003


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    Wine review by oceank8

  • Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture 2005


    Deep purple-ruby. Medium nose of leather, violets, rose. Dry with low-medium acid, medium tannin. Medium-full body. Black and stewed fruit on the palate. Medium length. Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Check out the video: - NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART OR SQUEAMISH!Never having tried this I don' know what would pair well, but the video makes it look delicious. Anyone have any experience with this? Read More

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  • Terre Dei Pallavicini Cesanese 2006


    Very easy drinking everyday wine... reminicent of a fruity aglianico - slight aromas of briar and olive underneath a current of black raspberrieswith a slight salty and mineral scent on the nose. The pallette has light to medium bodied feel with medium acid and a surprising fruity quality. Not bad for the money. Read More

    Wine review by Metzy76

  • Hey everyone. I'm pretty new around here, but I love wine and I'm trying to learn more about it. The problem is this: I've become pretty stuck as far as what I've been drinking and need some recommendations. I have tended to drink lots of really earthy red wines, Cotes du Rhone, Gigondas, Tempranillo, Monastrell and the like. I love all of these... Read More

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  • Green Point Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Cabernet-Shiraz 2004


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    Wine review by kcf

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