Aglianico, an Italian grape variety to get to know.
Sample submitted for review. The Mastro Aglianico Campania has an SRP of $20 and can be found for as low as $12. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Winebow/Leonardo Locascio Selections. 50,000 bottles produced.
From the bottle:
The Aglianico grapes selected for this flavorful wine are vinified in stainless steel and aged for 4 months in French oak. Aromas of strawberry, cherry and blackberry, with a soft medium-bodied palate infused with hints of strawberry and cherry. Enjoy with roasted meats, pasta, stew, tomato based soups and sauces.
The 2014 Mastro Aglianico Campania begins with a wonderful aroma of black cherry, spice, violets and herbal notes. The wine tastes a bit lighter and fruiter than your typical Aglianico but it's quite good nonetheless and a great place to start if you are new to this usually quite tannic varietal. The primary flavors in this smooth, tart and tasty wine are black and red cherry, cranberry, strawberry, dried herbs, leather and a little mint. It ends dry and a bit tannic, but relatively subdued for a young Aglianico. All the flavors from the palate linger a good while on the long finish.
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