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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Aglianico on Snooth

  • Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Molice 2004


    Delicious milk chocolate taste with a nice coffee aftertaste.Wine Advocate I ... find a more budget-friendly Aglianico than Di Majo Norante's 2004 Aglianico del Molise Contado. This wonferfully nuanced wine reveals terrific intensity and energy on the palate, with plenty of fruit, cocoa and roasted coffee bean flavors that flow from the glass... Read More

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Campania IGT Rubrato 2004


    cinnamon, cedar, and raspberry scentssoft cedar, cherry, and tobacco flavors Read More

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  • A lot of ink has been spilled over the years in praise of the wines of Southern ... going to be a piece about Aglianico del Vulture, I guess I'll save that for next time.Robert Scibelli is a lecturer and administrator at New Yorks premier wine school, International Wine Cente Read More

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  • Aglianico Con Ta Do di Majo Norante 2004


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  • Château de Flaugergues Red Rhone Blend Coteaux du Languedoc la Méjanelle 2007


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  • Cantina del Taburno Aglianico Alvarosa Rose 2007


    Very deep colored rose - I really like this style. A sugary, melon-y nose. Medium acidity, but enough to keep it crisp and good for food pairing. The longer maceration gives it more color and tannins - its still a rose though. Lots of red berries on the finish, much meatier than the traditional rose. Read More

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  • Epicuro Aglianico Beneventano 2004


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    Delicate Italia. While many Italian reds can be giants. Big and bold and take 20 yrs t show well. This is one of the more delicate Italian reds I have had.Scents of currants, black rasberry, black pepper, and briny oceanic air minerals.Favors of black currants that layer to a sharp dry earthen flavor then go back to rasberry and then saline ba... Read More

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