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Vigneti del Vulture Piano del Cerro Aglianico del Vulture Riserva, Basilicata, Italy

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Average Price $32 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety

Aglianico is a red wine grape variety native to southern Italy. It is known to produce full-bodied red wines that show musky berry flavors with firm tannins and good aging potential. Even when grown in hot climates, Aglianico is capable of reaching high levels of acidity, which makes it a particularly useful vine in the Mediterranean.

The structure and richness of Aglianico make it a popular grape for blending in southern Italy. In Campania, it is frequently blended with ...more


Region
  • Aglianico del Vulture is a tannic, full-bodied red wine from the Basilicata region of southern Italy. As implied by the name, it is made from Aglianico grapes grown around Monte Vulture, an extinct volcano which dominates the skyline and landscape of northern Basilicata. It is one of southern Italy's greatest wines and has been dubbed the ‘Barolo of the South’, a nickname it shares with its Campanian counterpart, Taurasi.

    The name Aglianico del Vulture was created as an official DOC title in May 1971, just as Italy's official wine classification system was getting established. For 32 years, it re ...more

  • Basilicata, in southern Italy, is a region whose name crops up only very rarely in wine circles. It is home to just four DOCs, which collectively cover only two bottles in every hundred produced here (the remaining 98% is sold either under IGT titles or - more likely - Vino da Tavola).

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