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Azienda Agricola Montevetrano Core 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Very soft and refined red with plum, berry, sweet-tobacco and light chocolate character. Medium to full body, polished tannins and a...
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Basilisco Aglianico Del Vulture Teodosio 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - The very likable and approachable 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Teodosio is a fabulous beginner’s wine for those who want to wet their...
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Donnachiara Taurasi 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A harmonious red, featuring fine-grained tannins layered with sappy black cherry flavors and oaky hints of spice and mocha. A streak of...
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Fattoria Galardi Terra Di Lavoro 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - From a ten hectare vineyard, the 2012 Roccamonfina Terra di Lavoro touches on many of the glory points that made this such an important...
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Fattoria Galardi Terra Di Lavoro 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - Good full ruby. Captivating aromas of black cherry, cocoa, graphite and sweet spices, subtle notes of dried flowers, and woodsmoke...
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Fattoria Galardi Terra Di Lavoro 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - Lots of blackberry, dark-chocolate and sweet-tobacco-leaf character on the nose. Fruit and plenty of licorice to boot. This continues to...
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Feudi Di San Gregorio Rubrato 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Pretty aromas of blackberries and walnuts with hints of dried flowers. Full body, a solid core of fruit and a spicy finish. Love the...
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Feudi Di San Gregorio Serpico 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - Wonderfully alive in the glass, the 2009 Serpico (Aglianico) is terrific in this vintage. A layered, beautifully expressive wine, the...
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Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva 2007 1.5Ltr

Rated 94 - The 2007 Taurasi Radici boasts stunning richness, depth and power, yet remains relatively accessible and approachable for such a young...
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Aglianico

The history of the Aglianico grape is an impressive one, and one which takes us back to the earliest days of wine production in Italy. The name itself is a derivation of Ellenico, the Italian word for the Greek Hellenic, and its origins are certainly ancient Greek. Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greek empire was expanding, and Aglianico vines were first brought to Italy (known by the Greeks as Oenotria - land of the wines) at this time. They were mainly planted in southern Italy, in and around the regions of Campania and Basilicata, and thrived there until the late nineteenth century. However, when the phylloxera epidemic struck, the Aglianico grape was almost destroyed forever.

Following the war, Italian grapegrowers went to great lengths to begin replacing the lost Aglianico vines, and by the beginning of the 21st century, there were 35,000 acres of Aglianico vineyards in use in southern Italy. This grape seems to thrive best in volcanic soils, where it takes on plenty of the distinctive character of these fertile lands. It is most celebrated in the DOC regions of Taurasi and Aglianico del Vulture, where it exudes its beautiful intensity and freshness in the hands of the master vintners who work there.