Aglianico is a real find...if you can find it! Rare imports aren’t increasing fast enough for an Italian red some regard as the much cheaper equal of Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Another stunner from Campania - and originally Greece - Aglianico probably put the legend into the “Falernian” wine of Roman history. Deep, dark-fruited and layered with graphite/volcanic soil influences from Apennine elevations in Italy’s south, Aglianicos like Taurasi and Aglianico del Vulture can exhibit complexity, body and tannins as ‘serious’ as top Nebbiolo (even turning a similar brick colour with age). Like Sangiovese too it has high-acid when ripe, leading smart producers in hot climates Australia and California to experiment with this possible future legend.
2017 Quintodecimo Irpinia AglianicoAntonio Galloni's VinousAn immensely satisfying and full-flavoured Aglianico from an important Campania producer. This label is sourced from five of the family's superb vineyards, giving it a roundness and completeness ... read more$66.99 in mixed 6+ or $74.99 per bottle
2015 Quintodecimo Taurasi Vigna Grande CerzitoAntonio Galloni's VinousA super-premium Aglianico from one of Campania's top labels. The Cerzito comes from a single plot of Aglianico growing in a well-drained slope of rough pumace and volcanic ash lying at 440 ... read more$200.00 in mixed 6+ or $220.00 per bottle
2015 Quintodecimo Taurasi Vigna QuintodecimoAntonio Galloni's VinousA profoundly complex and age-worthy Aglianico from Campania's classic terroir of Taurasi. The self-titled Cru wine is from a site on Quintodecimo's estate, where limestone is packed into ... read more$200.00 in mixed 6+ or $220.00 per bottle