Aglianico (pronounced ‘ahl-YAH-nee-koe’) is a black grape grown in Southern Italy in the regions of Basilicata and Campania.
“The style is good. It’s sinewy but not too lean; it has flavour but it’s as much (or more) about structure and shape – effect – as it is about body. It tastes of chicory and earth, sweet-sour plums and dried, tonic-like herbs. There’s some fennel here too; some orange rind. It’s enchanting. Captivating almost. Different in a good way.” 92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front