Intense ruby red with violet reflections, it shows black cherry, wild blackberry and plum fruit
flavours with a spicy, toasted overtone. Soft and elegant, it is surprisingly long in the mouth with notes of mature
red fruits and displays the structure necessary for long ageing. Ideal with soups, even those which are
meat based, cold cuts, white and red meat, roasted or boiled and mature cheeses.
I'm fast becoming a fan of this venerable, ancient grape. Aglianico has a nice bite to it. This isn't one of the stellar examples, like Seghesio's version, but it's still a fun wine to drink.It's not light and fruity, it is smooth but not supple, and it's earthy, not spicy. Needs a bit more age, I would guess.