Calabria Private Bin Aglianico 2015
Aglianico is a red-grape variety that is widespread in Southern Italy. It's of extremely ancient origin and some experts argue that it was cultivated in the early period of Roman history and constituted the principal grape in the production of Falernium, a wine that was celebrated by the ancient poets. The variety was introduced to Italy by the Greeks with the transformation of the name from Hellenica into Hellanica and then into Aglianico occurring at the end of the 15th century.
The Calabria Aglianico is a bright cherry colour showing black cherry and ripe plum fruit aromas with savoury coffee and smokey notes. Its broody complexity, round body and savoury Italian-esque tannins make for a classy, elegant wine.
The elegant leathery character of Aglianico combined with the fresh plum fruit and herbal aromas matches beautifully with rich light-meat dishes such as roasted duck or pork belly.