A brooding and deeply mineral red with aromas of blackberry, plum, coffee and black pepper. Great with slow cooked ragu or game dishes.
Aglianico is a black grape grown in the southern regions of Italy, mostly Basilicata and Campania. It is considered with Sangiovese and Nebbiolo to be one of the three greatest Italian varieties. Wines produced from Aglianico tend to be full-bodied with firm tannins, high acidity and notes of chocolate and plum. In its youth, Aglianico is very tannic and concentrated and needs time in bottle to make it approachable
Located in the Campania region, the Lonardo family organically farms five hectares of vines, particularly Aglianico in Irpinia’s Taurasi zone. Vineyards are planted at an elevation of 1300 feet on volcanic slopes, which are typical of the zone.
Taurasi DOCG is a red wine appellation in Irpinia, a sub-region of Campania, southern Italy. It is located 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Naples, where the vineyards sit among the Apennine hills of Avellino. The wines are made from the indigenous Aglianico grape variety.
Full-bodied with good acidity Aglianico demands robust meat or game dishes to show at its best.