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.

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • hey friends suggest me a good sweet red wine from this list  i need sweet red wine fromt his list 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

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  • Aleatico Sovana DOC 2008


    Very Smooth and Light. Great Sweet wine Read More

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  • 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

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  • Aleatico Rosso "Alea Viva" Occhipinti 2008


    the highly aromatic nose is floral as much as rasberry; it's violety, rosey. purple, a little hot, a touch of pepper, absolutely delicious. Read More

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