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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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi Feudi di San Gregorio 2005


    Un vino dalla foga straordinaria, adatto al lungo invecchiamento che beneficia ... ... in botte. Da uve Aglianico, sembra di bere un pezzo di antica Grecia, infatti aglianico è sinonimo di ellenico. Al naso note balsamiche fresche, marasca, cannella, anice, al gusto un vino austero, con sentori di frutta rossa, visciola, vanigli Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio

  • So I am going to take your side on some things, AS, but I wouldn't call a ... a ... to Salice Salentino, Aglianico, and Nero d'Avola and it's all about $5.  There was a Nero d'Avola even cheaper (can't recall the name right now) that was even better.  The Casillero del Diablo Carmenere is a really good example of that grape.  I've spent more ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!

  • We are looking for great values, and you can find them from just about every ... ... expect from them. Aglianico: Primarily from Campania, though also found in Basilicata, Aglianico is often referred to as the Barolo of the south due to the wines powerful tannins, dark muscular fruit, and exceptional ageing ability. Less expensive examples re... Read More

    From the article Value Southern Italians $15 and Under

  • Alovini Alvolo Aglianico del Vulture 2008


    A most excellent Italian aglianico. Full bodied with hints of licorice, ripe blackberry, tar, a touch of smoke, smooth fine grained tannin, nice acidity and a great finish. This went extremely well with marinated london broil. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Colli Della Murgia Selvato Puglia Rosso 2009


    A touch raw and woody on the nose with simple if deep aromas of macerated herbs, spicy, ashy soil, and slightly weedy black currant fruit that picks up some briary accents with air. Soft in the mouth and attractively fruity with bright acids lending a bit of curt to the black cherry and brambly blackberry flavors on the palate. This shows its ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Colli Della Murgia Selvato Puglia Rosso 2009


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    Wine review by mark

  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • Belimondi Puglia Italy Aglianico 2013


    what a wonderful historical grape, very charming and tasty, Old varieties rock as they are original and not GMO ! Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • I agree the Bisceglia is solid; I actually like it better than their higher end ... find the Tenuta le Querce Aglianico del Vulture Il Viola, that's a killer one as well. Definitely a step above those other two from my experience. A truly rustic Italian mountain win Read More

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  • Wine writers are not a homogeneous lot. We come in all shapes and sizes, and ... and ... Grifalco di Lucania Aglianico del Vulture Damaschito – Italy, Basilicata, Aglianico del Vulture Very dark red violet color; evocative, mineral, dried berry, iron, tar nose; tasty, characterful, tight, dried berry, tar, licorice, anise palate; could use 2-... Read More

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