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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  • Amrhein's Wine Cellar Aglianico NV


    With all the furor recently on Aglianico nationwide, I tried two of our local wineries offerings. The AmRhein 2006 was an excellent wine. No wonder it won the Silver Medal in the 2007 Governor's Cup. With it's acidic qualities, and higher tannins, this wine is usually not even close to peak in two years. The AmRhein 2006 was good in 2008. With b... Read More

    Wine review by BillMac

  • 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

    Wine review by crashproof

  • Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Campania IGT Rubrato 2004


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

    Wine review by GoinGray

  • 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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    Wine review by mhbehr

  • Does anyone have a recommendation for a great white to be enjoyed at a 'won't let go of summer' picnic? Read More

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


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    Wine review by BCoyle

  • 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

    Wine review by Philip

  • Epicuro Aglianico Beneventano 2004


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    Wine review by enotheque

  • Let's get some education going here. Has anyone else come across a new varietal or wine name they have never heard of before today?Mavrud: Mavrud is a unique red wine common only to the region of Thrace in Bulgaria. It is found around few cities in the central part of the country where the winter temperatures are not very low. The wines made fro... Read More

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