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Macarico Aglianico Del Vulture 'Macari' 2020 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Basilicata
appellation
Aglianico Del Vulture
VM
90
Additional vintages
2022 2020 2019 2012
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
The 2020 Aglianico del Vulture Macari lifts from the glass with a dark and spicy mix of smoky black currants, crushed blackberries, grilled sage and ashen stone. This is a silky, verging on creamy, effort that gains balance through masses of mineral-tinged black fruits and savory spices that penetrate deeply throughout. It finishes long with fine tannins and violet inner florals that resonate above a saturation of primary concentration. The 2020 will require some time to come fully into balance. ... More details
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Macarico Aglianico Del Vulture 'Macari' 2020 750ml

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Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico varietal grapes have a long and impressive history, having been brought to the Campania region of Italy over two thousand years ago, and becoming the primary grape for the production of ancient Rome's finest wines. They were and continue to be prized for their deep dark color, and particularly their thick black skins which have a high tannin content. These tannins mean that the wine made from Aglianico grapes is ideal for aging, as time spent in oak mellows the harsher characteristics of the grape and results in fine, mellow, balanced wines bursting with complex fruit flavors Aglianico grapes also have a high acidity content, but this doesn't get in the way of the lovely plum and chocolate aromas associated with the varietal. Aglianico grapes are often blended with Bordeaux varietals, to produce wonderfully complex wines of excellent character.
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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.