Aglianico

Vitis Vinifera, Red Grape

The Aglianico varietal wine grape

Although very much associated with Italy's Campania region, Aglianico was in fact originally a greek grape brought over by the Phoenicians. Nowadays, outside of Campania, some of the very best examples can be found in the Southern Italian areas of Calabria and Puglia. The most famous being Aglianico del Vulture in Basilicata. Australia's McLaren Vale and Margaret River also give some different takes on this grape. Characteristics to look out for in Aglianico based wines are red and dark berries and fruits, smoky tones, raisons and the occasional touch of bacon.

 

Regions

2 bottles of Aglianico can be found on Corkings in the following regions: Campania ,