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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  • Mastroberardino Aglianico Irpinia 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Melchior138

  • Cantine Settesoli Sicilia IGT 2005


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

    Wine review by Meli

  • Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Taurasi 1995


    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


    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

  • Montevina Aglianico 2006


    Opening with a very spicy herbal note this gains a flinty, woody note that accents the clean blackberry and dark cherry fruit with a touch of salame and pencil eraser underneath Rich and round with a sweet attack. Very well polished with fine tension between acid and tannin and a deep core of juicy fruit, very boysenberry/blackberry/black plum ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Hello everyone, I've been using this website for quite some time but finally signed up. I'm making a wine list for my family's italian restaurant and pizzeria. So since its a pizzeria I'd like to have good affordable wines. 5 Whites 5 Reds But I'm really trying to stay true with Italian wines. I'm interested in the new modern wines that are eme... Read More

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  • With our troubled times I very frequently asked Where are the values? While ...rAglianico: dAvola: California:Zinfandel: Rangers: http://www.s... Read More

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  • Vignali Aglianico del Vulture 2003


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    Wine review by oceank8

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