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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  • Cantina di Venosa Aglianico del Vulture 2003

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    It's definitely a great wine for the price (10.99 at the wine store ... I much ... I much prefer to drink an Aglianico with food. It's not my favorite to drink on its ow Read More

    Wine review by dline88


  • Tenuta le Querce Aglianico Aglianico del Vulture Il Viola 2004

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    Wine review by joinerz


  • D'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture Vigna Caselle Riserva 2001

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    Wine review by wongstonn


  • D'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture Vigna Caselle Riserva 2001

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    Wine review by wongstonn


  • Mastroberardino Aglianico Irpinia 2005

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    Wine review by Melchior138


  • Cantine Settesoli Sicilia IGT 2005

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    Shiraz, parfait avec la viande rouge mijotée, très équilibré Read More

    Wine review by Meli


  • Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Taurasi 1995

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    Nearing the end of its life, but still full of satisfying secondary flavors: leather, pepper, earth, and mushroom, all wrapped up in a wonderfully silky core, with enough residual acidity to still stand up nicely to hearty cuisine. We bought a case of this and have enjoyed every bottle. Read More

    Wine review by ssmccall


  • Well a scheduling snafu, and the fact that both NY football teams are in the ... ... Montevina Amador County Aglianico $12.00Group #2 My #2This was a bit simple but offered up gulpably fresh and juicy black fruits with just enough complexity to keep it interesting for a geek but it will really please a crowd.  Dave liked this commenting it ha... Read More

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  • Wines Tasted:Flight 1 _ Sangiovese2005 J Pedroncelli Alto Vineyard Dry Creek ... ... Montevina Amador County Aglianico 88pts2006 Bocella Rasott Campi Taurasini 89pts2004 Pietra Santa Dolcetto Cienega Valley 87ptsFlight 3 Syrah/Shiraz2005 Shoo Fly South East Australia 84pts2006 Kilikanoon The Lackey South Australia 88pts2005 Valley of the Moo... Read More

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  • Bocella Rasott Campi Taurasini 2006

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    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


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