“A” grape entries


Originally brought to Italy by the Greeks in the 6th century B.C., Aglianico was famous in the ancient world for it's part in Falernum, a wine revered by kings and poets. Today it is making a comeback after nearly being wiped out by Phylloxera in the 19th century. A late ripening varietal, Aglianico boasts inky-black depths of color, fiery tannins and a firm structure. Aromas and flavors of black fruits, smoke, dark chocolate and even iron are common. Young Aglianicos have a tendency to be harsh and bold, but new world wine-making has made the better examples more approachable at an early age. Aglianico is a long lived varietal, with better examples improving in bottle for decades.

Aglianico is southern Italy's greatest grape, with the best expressions coming from the D.O.Cs Taurasi in Campania and Aglianico del Vulture in Basilicata, where it grows in the volcanic ash on the slopes of Mount Vulture. It can also be found in the warm climates of Riverland (South Australia) and Nemea (Eastern Greece). It is a good match for roasts and game.

Grape Color


Wines (12)

Le Masciare Taurasi DOCG 2011 Irpinia Red
Le Masciare Campi Taurasini DOC Irpinia Irpinia Red
Le Masciare Aglianico Barbassano IGT 2013 Campania Red
Seghesio Aglianico Alexander Valley Home Ranch "Sisters" Farm 2004 Alexander Valley Red
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2004 Taurasi Red
Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico del Irpinia Rubrato 2003 Irpinia Red
Pasqualino di Prisco Taurasi 1999 Taurasi Red
Salvatore Molettieri Irpinia Aglianico Cinque Querce 2002 Irpinia Red
Pasqualino di Prisco Aglianico Irpinia 2001 Irpinia Red
Cantine Antonio Caggiano Tari Aglianico dell'Irpinia 2003 Campania Red
Tormaresca Aglianico-Cabernet Sauvignon Puglia 2000 Puglia Red
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 1997 Taurasi Red