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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  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Aglianico Alexander Valley 2004


    If you are a fan of flavor this is a wine for you. Everything Seghesio Winery touches instantly becomes amazing, every varietal. They only make great wine and this is no exception. Read More

    Wine review by volsconti

  • Poderi Foglia Conca Rosso 2008


    Lightly spicy kirsch nose. Light bodied with strong flavors of bright crisp cherry. This is a low tannin, easy drinking every day wine. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • One region of the wine world I haven't yet conquered (or really paid any ... ... curious to try: Barbaresco, Aglianico, a "good" Chianti (I don't think I've ever had one that I loved, but maybe I've never had a good one! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian wine help

  • Elena Fucci Aglianico Aglianico del Vulture Titolo 2005


    closed nose, subdued mouth, reflecting the delicacy of the variety. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita

  • Vine age has to be one of my favorite, controversial arbiters of wine quality (next to native yeasts). I strongly believe that my favorite region of the wine world, Chateauneuf du Pape, benefits greatly from the century old Grenache vines that dug their roots in the ground sometime before World War One. Well how old is old? According to Lenz Win... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How old are your vines?

  • Terre del Vulcano da Vesevo Aglianico Lava Beneventano IGT 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by llsanti

  • Epicuro Aglianico Beneventano IGT 2006


    for $6 this is a great deal. it has no alcohol though. it's like drinking hi-c, but if you're broke there is nothing wrong with this. it has no distinguishable characteristics, but it's tasty.Probably the best cheap wine I have ever bought at Trader Joe's. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Odoardi Savuto Calabria 2004


    Nose: (dried) cherries, leather, cinamonTaste: intensive leather, balanced acid and tannins, cherries Read More

    Wine review by vinulum

  • Ocone Aglianico Taburno 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by mjameg

  • Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Molice 2004


    Pungent chocolate, coffee, leather, earthy becoming porcini and truffles after breathing. Even better the next day. Excellent value. Read More

    Wine review by azygos

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