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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  • 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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  • Jack, you could also consider inviting a local Snoother over for ... the S-S ... the S-S highest, then the Aglianico.  The Nero d' is just a little tame for my taste and they have another bottling of that grape that is a buck LESS and even better. I actually outfitted my niece's graduation party almost entirely from TJ this weekend, and impres... Read More

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  • Peter Michael les Pavots 2010


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    Wine review by dhaarmann

  • Terredora Dipaolo Aglianico 2009


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    Wine review by BrianWHanes

  • Help!Ok, ok...there's no crisis here in Dallas. However, I do have quandary. I just haven't developed an affinity for varietal New World pinot noir and I'm wondering what I'm missing. I'm looking for suggestions from you Snoothers.Keep in mind that I live in the Great (or Not So Great) State of Texas, where it's considerably more difficult to ac... Read More

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  • I know there have been conversations here on the Forum about wines made in the U.S. state of Texas.  I participated in one of them.  Generally, it has been difficult to find anybody from outside the state who is really excited about Texas wines.  Personally, my very limited experience has not been great.However, today I stumbled onto this articl... Read More

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  • Rocca del Dragone Aglianico 2009


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    Wine review by Starsgal

  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi DOCG 2008


    In the glass, the Taurasi had a bright ruby red color with garnet red ... ... aromas are often found in Aglianico wines like Taurasi DOCG and Aglianico del Vulture DOCG. I wished the wine would have had a few more fruit aromas.After taking a sip, I noticed pleasingly, mellow tannins. The wine was medium-bodied and well-balanced. Taurasi had a ... Read More

    Wine review by vino in love

  • I'm Paolo Demagistris, a wine enthusiast, heir with no grapes of a Barolo ... ... Etna red and various Aglianico's. South Tirol is the closest thing we have similar to Germany and Austria. Beautiful but not for me. In my region Piemonte I love my grand  fathers stuff, old style - no barrique. And Valle d'Aosta is my spielraum.Regar Read More

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