Oliver McCrum wrote: ↑
October 22nd, 2019, 12:19 pm
Chris Seiber wrote: ↑
October 18th, 2019, 3:01 pm
I vacationed in that area in January, and tried mid to upper tier Aglianico at most of my lunches and dinners. Some pretty good, some too baked/ripe/heavy, overall I wasn't hooked, and I'm pretty easily hooked on Italian wines. ...
I am not surprised by your experience. In my experience the south of Italy has taken longer to recover from the plague of ripeness, new wood, and non-native varieties that infected many Italian regions in the '90s. But there are exceptions, and when grown in the right place and treated properly I think Aglianico is surely one of Italy's most interesting varieties. Don't give up!
Want to recommend a good traditional one I could find in the US?
Near me, Hi Time has these:
STEFANIA BARBOT 2015 ION AGLIANICO IRPINA
MASTROBERARDINO "RADICI" 2011 TAURASI RISERVA
QUINTODECIMO 2011 TAURASI RISERVA GRANDE CERZITO
CANTINA NOTAIO 2015 L'ATTO
TERREDORA DIPAOLO 2012 TAURASI
GALARDI 2016 TERRA DI LAVORO ROCCAMONFINA
And Wine Exchange has these:
Cantine Lonardo - Contrade di Taurasi Aglianico 2015
Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato 2016
Montevetrano Aglianico Core 2013
Galardi Terra Di Lavoro Campania 2016
Perillo Taurasi 2005
Cantine Lonardo Taurasi Coste 2009