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.


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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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  • William Hill Winery

    William Hill Estate Winery carries forward a 30-year philosophy of crafting elegant Napa Valley w...

  • Michael Pozzan Winery

    Michael Pozzan Winery is owned and operated by Michael and Mary Ann Pozzan, both natives of Calif...

  • Jade Mountain

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

  • Jessup Cellars

    Owners Dan and Becky Blue, Roy and Cheri Eisiminger and Vance and Jana Thompson are proud to pres...

  • Bond

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

  • Don Sebastiani & Sons

      To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While ...

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  • Cusumano Nero D Avola Vin Divi Wine 2006

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    Outstanding- Beyond my initial assumptions Read More

    Wine review by Judgefarrell


  • Villa Pozzi Sicilia Nero Davola Wine 2007

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    great value. Read More

    Wine review by dianagood


  • Aleatico Rosso "Alea Viva" Occhipinti 2008

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    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

    Wine review by DeborahL


  • Poggionotte Nero Davola IGT Sicily 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by catugrad97


  • Soo... based on some other threads, the topic of Burgundies vs. CA pinots has arisen.  I, being a French virgin, would love to hear more about burgundies.  They are NOT my expertise at all... and to be honest, I have only tasted one, and it ended up being oxidized (sommelier agreed). My expertise tends to lie with Northern California coastal pin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy vs. CA Pinot Noir......


  • Falesco Vitiano Rose 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by TumblinDice


  • Leone de Castris Negrino Aleatico Dolce IGT IGT 2005

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    I was given a bottle of this wine during my trip to Italy over the 2010 Christmas holiday. This wine is great not bitter nor sweet, perfect for a dinner that consist of pasta with red sauce or a steak dinner. I went on-line to try and locate a liquor store in my area that carries this wine-negative! I will continue my search or have it sent ... Read More

    Wine review by Drodriguez


  • Hi all.  As the holidays approach I feel a need for recommendations in the el cheapo style.  My neighbor is hosting xmas dinner, and I agreed to bring the alcohol.  But there will be about 40 people there, most of whom know nothing about wine, so they want me to bring something cheap but not spit-out-worthy.My neighbor really likes Cabs, and all... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A decent Cab for $10?


  • Hey, I am fairly new to the wine world, newer to red wine. I am trying to get to know wine better, learning to taste the aromas and actually taste the wine instead of just swallowing. I ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio while out to dinner one night, and the server accidentally brought me Pinot Noir, this was my first encounter with red wine, and ... Read More

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  • Cusumano Nero D Avola Vin Divi Wine 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by paultakeda


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