The Feudi di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico Irpinia, as delightful as the land it comes from!
100% Aglianico from Irpinia, Campania, Italy. The wine is aged for 8-10 months in stainless steel and another 6 months in the bottle before release.
Sample submitted for review. The Feudi di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico has an SRP of $20 and is available for as low as $14. Imported by Palm Bay International.
Feudi di San Gregorio has revolutionized winemaking in Southern Italy's Campania region, placing a modern spin on ancient varieties. Near legendary Mt. Vesuvius, grapes achieve their peak in volcanic soil. Brilliant ruby with notes of wild raspberries and dark cherries.
Aglianico is a grape grown in two areas of Italy, Campania (where today's wine is from) and Basilicata. This is a black skinned grape that was thought to have been brought to Italy by the Greeks hundreds of years ago, but recent DNA testing (yes they even do DNA testing on grapes) has not shown any relation to known Greek varieties.
In any case, Aglianico can produce some really delicious wine that has good aging potential. You really wouldn't expect less from a grape grown in Campania, an area of Italy that includes such gorgeous areas as Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
The 2015 Feudi di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico begins with aromas of ripe red and black fruit but it also has a bit of a floral and herb component that features notes of mint. It's a very attractive bouquet that gives a delicious hint as to what is to come. This smooth, balanced wine tastes fresh, with bright, juicy fruit (strawberry and wild cherry) and is very flavorful without coming anywhere near fruit bomb territory. It finishes with slightly chewy tannins, lots of licorice and thick spice under the fruit. The mint notes from the bouquet even reappear at the very end. This is a perfect match for some tasty rustic Italian food.
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2015 Feudi di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico
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