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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  • Italy

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  • Napa

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  • Puglia

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  • USA

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

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  • Ruffino Nero del Tondo 1990

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    Clear and intense garnet red/orange in the glass, orange hues. Super sweet nectar nose, a little honeyed and floral, a little medicinal but the overriding nature is just sweet, sweet, licquor like red fruit esp strawberries, a touch of coffee in there too, really intense, aromas pouring out of the bottle from the instant I opened it. On the pala... Read More

    Wine review by Italian Wine Blog


  • Avignonesi Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice 1993

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    No written review

    Wine review by Francesco


  • Morgante Nero d'Av./Don Antonio 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by Vondrian


  • Cusumano Nero'Davola 2004

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    Simple wine that goes well with cheese or by itself. Better when it is not too cold. Read More

    Wine review by altaman


  • Nero d'Avolo 2005

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    Smokey with a solid finish, not a ton of fruit, maybe some plum; went great with an oxtail ragu over gnocchi. Simple, a bit lighter than expected but good. Read More

    Wine review by Healy


  • Il Nero di Casanova Spinet 2005

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    Acidic spritz, very dry, earthy, tart finish. Good with food. Black cherries Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Cusumano Nero'Davola 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by Gassendi


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