Cantina Del Taburno started bottling wines in the mid-1980's and they turn out an excellent Aglianico, which is one of the finest grapes of Campania. It is light-bodied, however slightly high in alcohol with a nose of mild cherry-berry fruit and licorice. The wine has a sweet almond flavor with a long finish.
The Fidelis is made predominantly of Aglianico, although it has small percentages of Merlot (5%) and Sangiovese (5%). It is fermented in stainless steel and aged in a combination of large oak casks and used French-oak barrriques.
"The 2006 Aglianico del Taburno Fidelis is an excellent choice for readers who want to explore the qualities of Aglianico, one of southern Italy’s great red varieties. This forward, soft red offers up sweet cherries, smoke, herbs, spices and cured meats in an approachable style, with plenty of varietal character and tons of personality. It is a fabulous effort from Cantina del Taburno, as well as a terrific value."
The Wine Advocate