Varietal Details

Aglianico (Ahl-yan'-ee-co)

Posted on 10-03-2017

What is the Aglianico wine grape and what food do you pair it with? 

 options: such as Pheasant, Wild Mushrooms, London Broil, Lamb Chops with Mint Sauce, Dry Jack, Pasta with Meat Sauce

 With Age comes beauty and wisdom. This could not be more true of this timeless varietal once adorned by the Romans as 'First Growth' and could quite possibly be one of the first 'cult wines' to date. Graceful youthful abundance of acid and sturdy tannins boast within this red as it marches on with a garrison of aromas in rich dark melted chocolate and subtle hints of macerated cherries. One can almost picture the Roman emperor himself holding a goblet of this nectar.

 

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