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Aglianico del Taburno (Italy)

Aglianico del Taburno DOCG is a red wine from Campagna in southern Italy.

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Red Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blueberry
Blueberry

Plum
Plum
Herbs
Herbs
Violets
Violets
Pepper
White
Pepper

Oak added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Coffee
Coffee
Leather
Leather
Tobacco
Tobacco

Red and Black Fruit, Cherry, and Plum are typical Aglianico del Taburno flavors.

Hints of Herbs, Flowers, and White Pepper.

Profile

Aglianico del Taburno tends to be full bodied with firm tannins and good acidity:

BODYFull
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium Minus
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Sausages
Sausages
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Rich
Pizza

Chicken
Chicken
Goose
Goose
Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork

Wild Boar
Wild Boar
Deer
Deer
Ox
Meat
Hamburger
Hamburger

Aglianico del Taburno needs rich food to match the rich tannins.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Southern Italian Dishes.
Cold Cuts. Salami. Rich Pizza.
Pasta with Meat. Meatballs.
Duck Breast. Roasted Chicken.
Rich Meat. Barbecue. Spare Ribs. Steak.
Smoked Pork. Roasted Lamb. Wild Boar.
Lamb Stew. Pork Stew. Rabbit Stew.
Chili con Carne. Roasted Mushrooms.
Pepper Beef. Deer Filet.

Cheese:
Hard Cheeses. Pecorono. Grana Padano.

Italian Specialities:
Osso Buco Milanese (Braised Veal Shank).
Rosted Chicken with Olives.
Veal involtini.

If You Like Aglianico del Taburno

You Might Also Like:

Barolo (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Languedoc (France)
Lebanese Red (Lebanon)
Malbec (Argentina)
Nero d'Avola (Italy)
Petite Sirah (USA)
Pinotage (South Africa)
Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Shiraz (Australia)
Super Tuscan (Italy)
Syrah (France)
Touriga Nacional (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a good bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About Aglianico

Aglianico is considered one of the 3 Italian Noble Grapes together with Nebbiolo and Sangiovese.

It is a red wine grape introduced in Southern Italy by the Greeks 600 BC.

In fact the name Aglianico comes from Ellenico, the italian word for "Greek".

Aglianico is known as the Barolo of the South and costs half the price.

Aglianico grows almost exclusevly in the regions of Campania and Basilicata in southern Italy, where 3 volcanos: Vesuvio and Roccamonfina in Campania, and Vulture in Basilicata have created a unique terroir for the grape.

Aglianico grape ripens late and can be harvested from late October to early November. This makes Aglianico the last grape to be harvested in Italy, at the same time as Valtellina grapes in the alpine valley of Valtellina in Northern Italy.

Aglianico vineyards are usually located at 400 to 600 mt altitudes and the terroir in Southern Italy is a blend of volcanic and calcareous rock with limestone.

DNA studies show that Aglianico is similar to grapes such Syrah, Teroldego and Negroamaro.

Aglianico DOC(G)s

Aglianico del Vulture DOC (Basilicata)

Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG (Basilicata)

Aglianico del Taburno DOCG (Campagna)

Taurasi DOCG (Campagna)

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