Discover Aglianico

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Discover and enjoy award-winning wines made with Aglianico, “the leading red grape in Southern Italy,” Among the red, Aglianico is the grape variety of Taurasi, Cilento Rosso, Aglianico del Taburno, Sannio Sant’Agata dei Goti Rosso, Sannio Solopaca Aglianico and Falerno del Massico Rosso.

From Piedirosso (also called perepalummo), Vesuvius Rosso, Campi Flegrei Rosso, Capri Rosso and Ischia Rosso.  It is about one region, different zones, some terrains are near the coast, others inland, where the climate can be anything but Mediterranean and southern. In Irpinia the weather conditions are like those of Piedmont, and on the Amalfi Coast, like Sicily. You may become a true expert in the geography of Italy, as well as in wine. Falanghina based wines are deliciously soft near the sea and can be fragrant but a little bit harsh on the inside. That Aglianico wines are always great reds from aging; but there is a significant difference between the gritty tannins of a Taurasi from Avellino and the velvety affability of Falerno del Massico Rosso, obtained from vineyards located nearby the sea. They are expressed with softness and sometimes, as in the case of Gragnano and Lettere della Penisola Sorrentina, they can give life to sparkling reds to combine with a tasty seafood cuisine (octopus alla Luciana) or classic of Neapolitan gastronomy (rice sartù). In addition, among the most singular wines, the Asprinio di Aversa, is produced in Caserta from “tree-lined” vines from 15 to 20 meters high. It is a sharp and sometimes sparkling white that traditionally dictates a buffalo mozzarella accompaniment. (Courtesy of Dr. Wine)