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Mastroberardino Aglianico Redimore 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2013 Irpinia Aglianico RediMore represents a special selection of Aglianico biotypes from pre-phylloxera vines that are up to 140...
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Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - Very deep ruby. Refined aromas of black cherry, raspberry jam, flint and fresh herbs. Rich, dense and multilayered, displaying an...
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Re Manfredi Aglianico Del Vulture 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Grilled herb and balsam intensity appear at the front of the 2012 Aglianico del Vulture. Those are only preliminary aromas that soon...
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Tormaresca Aglianico Bocca Di Lupo 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - Aromas of dried dark fruits, figs, walnuts and incense. Full body, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Made from organically grown...

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.