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

  • Hi, EMark. Thanks for your welcome.Actually, we do drink what we like and ... ... ... Carlos) -- Primitivo and Aglianico. We'll keep you posted about other tastings and purchases.Joe&nbs Read More

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  • Greetings, fellow wine lovers!My girlfriend and I love our wine-tasting weekends and have enjoyed discovering new wine-pleasures throughout the Santa Clara Valley and central California. We hope to visit many of the AVAs of California as we are centrally located. We also enjoy Italian, Spanish and Argentine reds.We hope to educate ourselves and ... Read More

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by rsk334

  • Mastroberardino Mastro Rosso 2011


    black cherry on the nose....medium bodied with smooth tannins.... Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Amador Foothill Aglianico Estate Bottled 2007


    On the nose, blackberry, currant and wet leaves. On the palate, core of plum peels, black cherry, currant, pie spices and hints of white pepper. Bright acid, medium bodied, firm tannins, and moderately long, peppery finish. Oak was subtle with just a hint of smoke on the back end. Highly recommended! Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9

  • to EMARK:  Prosecco is a fun, bubbly sipper too. Most Prosecco have good ... so many good ones.  And Aglianico is adventurous - cheers to you!  The wines of Sicily are really rocking these days - wines made from the nero d'avola grape would be a fun try.  Happy sipping!&nbs Read More

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  • I am. pretty much an Italian wine ignoramus (although I am sipping a very tasty Aglianico del Vulture as I compose this), and I have to say the only Italian sparkler with which I have any familiarity is Prosecco.  So, Franciacorta and Saten are both new concepts for me.  Thank you, very much Read More

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  • Tenuta del Portale Aglianico Aglianico del Vulture Riserva 2004


    Strong nose of tart cherry and some mineral. Very pleasant on the palate. Again, a black cherry thing and, maybe, black pepper. As the wine moves around the palate, there is nice tartness that is almost, but not really, lemon. Very tame tannins. US$1439 at Total WIne Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Predisposed to big, jammy, layered wines. I love California Zins (especially ... ... and great finds among Aglianico, Maremma and Morellino di Scansano.  On the lighter side, afternoon quaffs can include terrific Prosecco, nice Rose, and great Cavas. French white go to is White Burgundy, and the Alsace area provides some great finds. Germany ... Read More

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  • Pipoli Rosato Aglianico Basilicata IGT 2011


    Very decent and pleasant wine, especially given its affordable pricing. Read More

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