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Aglianico

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Taking its home in the mountainous southern Italian regions of Campania and Basilicata, Aglianico is a bold red variety that needs a long hang time to fully develop and is actually one of the very last of the Italian red varieties to be harvested each year. It often spends until November on the vine and pushing it any faster often leads to rough and untamable tannins.

While maybe not as popular as Brunello or Barolo, among Italy’s noble reds, it certainly can boast the same aging potential. Aglianico also has great success in volcanic soils such as those found in Basilicata where it makes the robust, Aglianico del Vulture. It is also found scattered throughout vineyards in Calabria, Puglia and Molise. Producers in Austrailia and California grow Aglianico with success too.

Tasting Notes for Aglianico

Aglianico is a dry red wine. The best Aglianicos are rustic, earthy and deep in color with dried fig, plum, blackberry, black pepper and dark chocolate. Full of fine-grained tannins, Aglianico has good acidity and an intense, lingering finish.

Perfect Food Pairings for Aglianico

Aglianico is fantastic alongside roasted or grilled meats, anything with black truffles and aged cheeses.

Sommelier Secrets for Aglianico

The name “Aglianico” bears striking resemblance to Ellenico, the Italian word for "Greek," but no evidence shows it having any ancestry in Greece. However, first documentation of its plantings appears around an ancient Greek colony located in the lush hills of present-day Avellino, Campania. It thrives there today as the exclusive variety in the strikingly delicious and age-worthy, red wine called Taurasi.

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  • Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva 2006 Front Label
    Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva 2006
    Aglianico from Campania, Italy
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  • Elena Fucci Aglianico del Vulture Titolo 2006 Front Label
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    • Azienda Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra 2006 Front Label
      Azienda Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra 2006
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    • Salvatore Molettieri Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce 2006 Front Label
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      Aglianico from Campania, Italy
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      Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato 2006
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    • Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo 2006 Front Label
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      • Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva 2006 Front Label
        Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva 2006
        Aglianico from Campania, Italy
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      • Mastroberardino Aglianico 2006 Front Label
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      • Terredora di Paolo Fatica Contadina Taurasi 2006 Front Label
        Terredora di Paolo Fatica Contadina Taurasi 2006
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        • Farnese Piano del Cerro Aglianico del Vulture Riserva 2006 Front Label
          Farnese Piano del Cerro Aglianico del Vulture Riserva 2006
          Aglianico from Basilicata, Italy
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          • Masseria Frattasi Aglianico del Taburno Iovi Tonant Riserva 2006 Front Label
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            • D'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture Donato 2006 Front Label
              D'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture Donato 2006
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              • Ocone - Agricola del Monte Aglianico del Taburno Diomede 2006 Front Label
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                • D'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture Valle del Noce 2006 Front Label
                  D'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture Valle del Noce 2006
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                  • Ocone - Agricola del Monte Aglianico del Taburno Anastasi 2006 Front Label
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                    • Rivera Castel del Monte Cappellaccio Riserva Aglianico 2006 Front Label
                      Rivera Castel del Monte Cappellaccio Riserva Aglianico 2006
                      Aglianico from Puglia, Italy
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                      • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi 2006 Front Label
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                        • D'Angelo Basilicata Sacravite Rosso Aglianico 2006 Front Label
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                          • Ocone - Agricola del Monte Aglianico del Taburno Vigna Pezza La Corte 2006 Front Label
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                                  • Cantine Madonna delle Grazie di Latorraca Guiseppe Aglianico del Vulture Aglianico 2006 Front Label
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