Aglianico

 

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

  • Rocca del Dragone Aglianico 2009

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    Wine review by Starsgal


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi DOCG 2008

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    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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Aglianico del Vulture Terre di Vulcano Bisceglia 2009

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    Wow, what a nose of mildly unpleasant wet dog! Taste is much better, spicy, fruity, and slightly floral. "Barolo of the south." Read More

    Wine review by johanna83


  • Roinos DOC Aglianico del Vulture 2006

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  • Epicuro Aglianico Beneventano 2010

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    I've had far better aglianico in my lifetime. Granted, we're talking about a $6 Trader Joe's bottle of wine here. I think Aglianico is one of those varietals that doesn't express itself well in the lower price range. Not much of a nose. Starts kind of jammy and cherry-ish, with its only real redeeming quality being a nice little bitter dryness o... Read More

    Wine review by GrantC


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  • In past posts here on the Forum I have confessed that I regularly drink inexpensive wines.  In fact, I have been doing less of that, lately, but last night I picked one out of the rack that, pretty much, blew me away;  Epicuro 2009 Salice Salentino -- US$4.99 at Trader Joe's.This wine is a blend of Negroamaro (80%) and Malvasia Nera (20%) grapes... Read More

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