Aleatico

Limited plantings of this minor red wine variety are found in warmer areas of California and Australia. Aleatico is more commonly grown in the Apulia and Abruzzo regions of southern and central Italy, on the islands of Elba and Corsica and occasionally further north in the central regions of Umbria and Tuscany. Aleatico has a strong Muscat, grape-like aroma, and is typically used to produce sweet red wines. Some believe that it is somehow related to Muscat of Alexandria, while others consider Sangiovese to be the more logical ancestor. However, DNA evaluation has not conclusively proven its lineage. There a scattering of acres of Aleatico in California. Given many red wine drinkers aversion to sweet wines, Aleatico is likely to live in relative obscurity in North America.


Your style could be described as 'Avant Guard',
or at the least very orginal. Ms. Aleatico, your
colorful red costumes and wild perfumed scent,
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  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Elba

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Tuscany

    To consider modern day Tuscan wine, one should give props to the Etruscans, who inhabited this ...

  • Austria

    Austria is located in the heart of Europe and is known for incredibly dry whites of exceptional ...

  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Toscano

      To consider modern day Tuscan wine, one should give props to the Etruscans, who inhabited ...

  • Puglia

      Puglia (a.k.a. Apulia) is located in southeast Italy, or as many describe it, the “heel” o...

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  • StoneFly Vineyard

    Founded more than a decade ago on a passion for fly-fishing and fine wine, StoneFly Vineyards pro...

  • Bond

    BOND: A stable of Napa Valley thoroughbreds — ultimately six Cabernet-based wines — assembled und...

  • Round Hill Vineyards & Cellars

    Rutherford Wine Company is family owned and managed with a portfolio of wines representing the ri...

  • Screaming Eagle Winery

      Screaming Eagle is a small winery based in Oakville, California. The original 57-acre (23 ...

  • Jade Mountain

    History Since 1988, Jade Mountain has been a pioneer in the production of age-worthy Rhône-style ...

  • CrauforD Wine Co.

    Crauford Wine Company was founded in 2000 by Marilyn Crawford Corley, whose family originated in ...

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  • Italian Roses, that's what’s for dinner. And before you go there let ... 305 cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Aleatico4.0g/l Residual Sugar5.7 g/ l acidity3.32 PHSmells kind of funky with sweet, herbal and mossy  covered red fruit under damp tarp and leather.  Sort of like mixing cherry and root beer candy! A touch sweet, supple and smooth one entry. t... Read More

    From the article Rosato d'Italia!


  • Vitiano Rosato Umbria 2013

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    30% sangiovese, 30% merlot, 305 cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Aleatico4.0g/l Residual Sugar5.7 g/ l acidity3.32 PHSmells kind of funky with sweet, herbal and mossy covered red fruit under damp tarp and leather. Sort of like mixing cherry and root beer candy! A touch sweet, supple and smooth one entry. there's a much nice flavor profile in the mouth ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Thought this was an interesting mailer I'd share with you all. Already forwarded the e-mail to Fox as he is one of the few champions of Dolcetto that I know. This would also fit in well with the "weekday wines" thread. Fox and I agreeing it's a good week day pasta night wine, or even a 1st wine in a flight of Northern Italian Reds. To all Best W... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Are you down with Dolcetto?


  • Hi newbie here! Does anyone know where can I get hold on aleatico sovana? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aleatico Sovana


  • We have a great red from the Valle De Guadalupe in Baja, Mx made from 100% Aleatico grape.  A bold red with beautiful rich color and aromas.  "Tinto de Cortes" Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aleatico


  • Disapointed with my search results for Temecula. Most were from 2010...Anyway, we are going on a family vacation in the area and I need some assistance in choosing a few wineries to hit.  Most of my research so far has been the wineries' websites, which are obviously biased.  However, based on this I am thinking about Doffo, Wiens, and Wilson Cr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Temecula in July


  • hey friends suggest me a good sweet red wine from this list  i need sweet red wine fromt his list  http://littleitaly.in/know-the-italians/know-your-wine/wine-list.html i need fruity and sweet red wines which will go well with any kind of food with fish and all kind of food  plz suggest me a sweet red wine fromt his list  waiting to get answer s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic suggest me a good sweet red...


  • Aleatico Sovana DOC 2008

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    Very Smooth and Light. Great Sweet wine Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Gavalas is a family winery on Santorini making wine on the island since the end ... ... mixed with a touch of Aleatico.I tasted these wines at the winery so they are very recent releases. Wines currently in the market may lag by a vintage or two.2010 Katsano 13% – According to the Mr. Gavalas, this is a "balcony wine." Well, when compared w... Read More

    From the article Visiting Gavalas


  • Elyse Red Blend Napa Valley Nero Misto 2007

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