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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  • My husband and I have put ourselves on a budget (considering the state of the economy) and are trying to only buy wines for $13 and under. Anyone out there have a favorite that fits that price in mind? Read More

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Campania IGT Rubrato 2005


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    Wine review by olgjr

  • Rosa d'Oro Aglianico 2006


    Initial attack of licorice on the nose which blew away after 30 minutes. inky ... which is to be expected with aglianico. this is not a sipping wine. pair it with a hearty meat based meal and you won't be disappointe Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Caparone Aglianico Paso Robles 2004


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    Wine review by kcousins

  • Hello all,I figured I should probably introduce myself, or perhaps more appropriately introduce ourselves, since two people use this account.I'm Nick, and I'm from northwest Ohio (Toledo, right on the border of Michigan). I made this account for use by my girlfriend, Kat, and I as a means of chronicling our new experiences with wine. We're both ... Read More

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  • Radici Taurasi 2003


    Decent but needs to be aged to mellow out some flavors and let it blend. Dark, fruity and moist with cherry and oak flashes to pepper on my tongue and wet smoke in my mouth. Shows potential. The variety of grape is very unique though, it has the berry flavor that Cabernet sauvignon is missing with the same sort of distinct changes in texture and... Read More

    Wine review by donloah

  • Pipoli Aglianico Chiaro Bianco IGT 2006


    Tried this at Francesca's Forno in Chicago. Delightfully suprised by this inexpensive white aglianico! Perfect with the veal! Read More

    Wine review by angelanap

  • Perhaps some grape banter to get things started:Grenache asked Cabernet, why do all the other vines always pick on me so? Cabernet responded abruptly, quite simply, you arent a noble grape. Grenache wondered what noble meant. Cabernet wasnt exactly sure, yet always assumed it was noble because it came from Bordeaux, the best region in the world ... Read More

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  • Vinosia Irpinia 2007


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    Wine review by Gassendi

  • Di Meo Taurasi Riserva 1999


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    Wine review by Tussius

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