List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Aglianico

Learn about Aglianico — taste profile, popular regions and more …

undefined, null

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.

All Filters
Coming Soon: Regions Map. This is not a final layout.
Gift Type
Gift Type
    Occasion
    Occasion
      Variety
      Variety
        Region
        Region
        Rating & Price
        Rating & Price
        Rating Unrated 100
        Price $0 $300+
        Size & Type
        Fine Wine
        Fine Wine
          2015
          Reset
          Back to All Filters
          Filter & Sort
          1 Items
          • Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo 2015  Front Label
            Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo 2015
            Aglianico from Puglia, Italy
            • JS94
            • WE92
            • RP92
            • WS91
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $73.99
            Try the
            73 99
            73 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

          Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
          Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

          It's easy to make the switch.
          Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

          Yes, Update Now

          Search for ""

          Processing Your Order...