Basilisco Aglianico Del Vulture Superiore 2013 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Basilicata
appellation
Aglianico Del Vulture
JS
93
VM
91
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
This is a very successful aglianico from Basilicata replete with dark but fresh berries; the aromas of blackberries, elderberries, tar and dried violets are all pretty and enticing. The full-bodied palate is very kempt with tidy rows of meaty tannins and impressive acidity drive. Drink from 2023. ... More details
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Basilisco Aglianico Del Vulture Superiore 2013 750ml

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Professional Ratings
JS
93
VM
91
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
This is a very successful aglianico from Basilicata replete with dark but fresh berries; the aromas of blackberries, elderberries, tar and dried violets are all pretty and enticing. The full-bodied palate is very kempt with tidy rows of meaty tannins and impressive acidity drive. Drink from 2023.
VM
91
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
Deep red with ruby nuances. Complex, deep aromas of red cherry, blueberries, flowers and spices, complemented by sweet oak and lifted by a peppery nuance. Not an especially fleshy wine in the typical house style of Basilisco, but with very good mineral underpinning to the juicy, firm flavors of red fruit and iron shavings. Finishes with sweet tannins and outstanding length. Aged 12-14 months in new and once used barriques.
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size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Basilicata
appellation
Aglianico Del Vulture
Overview
Rated 93 - This is a very successful aglianico from Basilicata replete with dark but fresh berries; the aromas of blackberries, elderberries, tar and dried violets are all pretty and enticing. The full-bodied palate is very kempt with tidy rows of meaty tannins and impressive acidity drive. Drink from 2023.
green grapes

Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico is a black skinned grape most commonly associated with the exquisite wines of the Campania region of Italy. It thrives most happily in hot and dry climates, and as such, has had plenty of success in the New World, particularly in the United States, where it is used to great effect in many red wines. It was believed to come from Greece several thousand years ago, brought by Pheonician tradesman, and was wildly popular in Roman times, when it was used in the finest wines made by the Roman empire. Aglianico grapes produce full bodied red wines which have a high tannin and acid content. As such, it has excellent ageing potential, and with a standard amount of time in a barrel, it rounds out and mellows to produce beautifully balanced wines.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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green grapes

Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico is a black skinned grape most commonly associated with the exquisite wines of the Campania region of Italy. It thrives most happily in hot and dry climates, and as such, has had plenty of success in the New World, particularly in the United States, where it is used to great effect in many red wines. It was believed to come from Greece several thousand years ago, brought by Pheonician tradesman, and was wildly popular in Roman times, when it was used in the finest wines made by the Roman empire. Aglianico grapes produce full bodied red wines which have a high tannin and acid content. As such, it has excellent ageing potential, and with a standard amount of time in a barrel, it rounds out and mellows to produce beautifully balanced wines.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.