Basilisco Aglianico Del Vulture Teodosio 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Basilicata
appellation
Aglianico Del Vulture
WA
90
Additional vintages
WA
90
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
Basilisco is a dynamic estate owned by Campania's Feudi di San Gregorio. Compared to the 2016 vintage that appeared jammier in taste (this is counterintuitive because 2017 is the hotter vintage), this wine is more focused and grounded. The 2017 Aglianico del Vulture Teodosio reveals inky dark intensity with thick hues of garnet and velvety crimson. The wine has a distinct texture that is based on the richness and extract you feel here, yet it also moves along the palate without too much trouble. Pair this hearty southern Italian red with involtini di carne. ... More details
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Basilisco Aglianico Del Vulture Teodosio 2017 750ml

SKU 848505
$19.94
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WA
90
WA
90
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
Basilisco is a dynamic estate owned by Campania's Feudi di San Gregorio. Compared to the 2016 vintage that appeared jammier in taste (this is counterintuitive because 2017 is the hotter vintage), this wine is more focused and grounded. The 2017 Aglianico del Vulture Teodosio reveals inky dark intensity with thick hues of garnet and velvety crimson. The wine has a distinct texture that is based on the richness and extract you feel here, yet it also moves along the palate without too much trouble. Pair this hearty southern Italian red with involtini di carne.
Winery
Ruby-red coloured wine tending to violet-purple. Soft fruit aroma with a prevalence of plum and morello cherry. Well balanced, full in body and with a lingering finish.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Basilicata
appellation
Aglianico Del Vulture
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 90 - Basilisco is a dynamic estate owned by Campania's Feudi di San Gregorio. Compared to the 2016 vintage that appeared jammier in taste (this is counterintuitive because 2017 is the hotter vintage), this wine is more focused and grounded. The 2017 Aglianico del Vulture Teodosio reveals inky dark intensity with thick hues of garnet and velvety crimson. The wine has a distinct texture that is based on the richness and extract you feel here, yet it also moves along the palate without too much trouble. Pair this hearty southern Italian red with involtini di carne.
green grapes

Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico grapes are typically grown in the Campania region of southern Italy, where they have been an important grape varietal since the height of the Roman empire. The Romans adored their deep garnet coloured wines, and the Aglianico grape provided a beautiful colour along with high acid levels and a strong tannin content, which made it wildly popular both then and today. Nowadays, the finest Aglianico wines are usually aged in wood to soften their strong tannins, and this process allows the grapes to reveal their complex flavours of plum and chocolate, along with plenty of pleasing dark fruit and berry aromas. Often, Aglianico grapes are blended with Bordeaux varietals to make a wonderfully balanced wine. The varietal thrives most successfully in hot and dry regions, and has a particular affinity for volcanic soils.
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Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.
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Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico grapes are typically grown in the Campania region of southern Italy, where they have been an important grape varietal since the height of the Roman empire. The Romans adored their deep garnet coloured wines, and the Aglianico grape provided a beautiful colour along with high acid levels and a strong tannin content, which made it wildly popular both then and today. Nowadays, the finest Aglianico wines are usually aged in wood to soften their strong tannins, and this process allows the grapes to reveal their complex flavours of plum and chocolate, along with plenty of pleasing dark fruit and berry aromas. Often, Aglianico grapes are blended with Bordeaux varietals to make a wonderfully balanced wine. The varietal thrives most successfully in hot and dry regions, and has a particular affinity for volcanic soils.
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Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.