Aglianico: vitigno, caratteristiche e abbinamenti

Aglianico: variety, characteristics and pairings

Aglianico is a well-known black grape variety grown mainly in Basilicata and Campania (but also Puglia and Molise) . A late variety, present with a very personal taste profile. Ruby red in color, it is fruity, fresh, full-bodied on the palate, with a good dose of tannins, which allows it to mature for a long time in the bottle.

It wonderfully restores the minerality of the volcanic soil in which it is usually grown in the wine. The secret of a good Aglianico grape lies in a pleasant maturation thanks to a good dose of heat and sufficient sunshine, with fresh acids and a crunchy character thanks to the cool nights.

Aglianico: characteristics

Aglianico is one of the oldest grape varieties in southern Italy , with Greek (Hellenic) roots. The grapes are small, with pruinose and firm skin, blue-black in colour. This vine gives life to dark wines, with vigorous tannins, and a very long aging potential (aging potential of
20 years old) . Excellent new, rosé and powerful red wines are obtained from Aglianico.

Aglianico: pairings

This wine accompanies very well i dishes with a greasy tendency , such as game , roasts , braised meats and stews . Also not to be missed is the pairing with cured meats and cold cuts and spicy and medium-aged cheeses .

The most famous Denominations of Origin are Taurasi, Aglianico del Vulture, Castel del Monte, Irpinia, Biferno.

This grape variety is considered among the top three grape varieties in Italy, along with Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Aglianico is probably the greatest red wine grape variety in the Mezzogiorno, although this opinion may not be fully shared by the producers of Nero d'Avola in Sicily, Negroamaro in Puglia and Carignano in Sardinia.

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3L Aglianico PGI Beneventano 12%

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