Aglianico [ah-LYAH-nee-koh]

Tasting notes: Aglianico can be made to be a structured red wine that has the ability to age many years like a Taurasi from Mastroberardino. Younger drinking aglianico wines are also made. Bruno De Conciliis (the winemaker in the video above) makes Donnaluna aglianico is able to be enjoyed at a younger age but he also has Naima which can age. Aglianico can contain the aromas and flavors of black fruit, plum, black Cherry, blackberry, pepper, flint, slate and more.

Body: Dark and brooding

Color: Inky, dark ruby purple

Pairings: Red meat, lamb, aged pecorino

Side notes: DOCG :
Best location: Volcanic soils in warm-to-hot climates - e.g., Taurasi D.O.C.G. in Campania and AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE in Basilicata. Brands to look for include Tenuta le Querce, Sasso, Di Majo Norante, Terredora di Paolo, Cantina del Taburno, Feudi di San Gregorio, and Caputo.

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