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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 Italy

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.

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.