Aglianico

Aglianico is one of the oldest autochthonous grape varieties in Italy, and it is considered proven that it has been cultivated uninterruptedly in the south of the country for over 2,500 years. The Greeks probably brought it to Puglia, from where it spread rapidly. But much more beautiful is the legend of the ancient Romans who believed that Bacchus himself - god of wine and fertility - had risen from the sky and planted the vines on the coast of Campania, on Monte Massico. There it still flourishes magnificently today, and especially on the soils of extinct volcanoes, she likes it. By far the largest part of the approximately 10,000 hectares of vineyards planted with Aglianico in Italy is in Campania and Basilicata, with a small remainder still falling on the neighbouring Puglia. These regions are characterised by the dry and hot climate that this grape variety is so fond of. But it is not only one of the oldest varieties in Italy, it is also one of the only ones that still has its roots. Thanks to the solid volcanic soil, where it has deep and firm roots, it was spared from the Europe-wide plagues of phylloxera in the second half of the 19th century. The nasty root pest was unable to get to the vine roots through the firm ground. Aglianico is thus becoming one of the very few plants in the country that is true to its roots. Aglianico belongs to the late ripening grape varieties, often the harvest lasts until November. Since it also sprouts very early, the plant has many opportunities to enrich its grapes with a variety of aromas during the particularly long ripening period. The quality of the wine stands and falls with the ripening period, only fully ripened berries guarantee the unmistakable aroma. Due to the strong sunlight and the long ripening period, the berries form a rather thick skin, which gives their wine a high proportion of tannins. This in turn makes it wonderfully storable. What is recommendable with pure Aglianico, still young it is closed and not very accessible. Over time, however, it develops a rich, spicy and full-bodied aroma with pronounced acidity. Not for nothing do lovers call it the Barolo of the South. The Taurasi DOCG with about 230 hectares in Campania and the Aglianico del Vulture DOC in Basilicata are considered the most renowned growing areas and attract international attention with their wines full of character. These wines are vinified as pure varieties and have a maturing period of at least three years. With an Aglianico you get a southern Italian summer evening in your glass, intense, dark and promising, it has captured the hot summer days and enchants with an aroma of ripe, dark berries, chocolate, violets, tannins and tobacco. When you then enjoy it, with hearty sausages or a grigliata, you will feel like you are on a summer day in the south.

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Don Anselmo Aglianico del Vulture DOC Paternoster
Red wine, 75 cl, Italy
Paternoster 48.50 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Rosé Vetere Paestum igp San Salvatore 37.5cl
Rosé wine, 37,5 cl, Italy
San Salvatore 13.20 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Jungano Aglianico Paestum igp San Salvatore
Red wine, 75 cl, Italy
San Salvatore 28.00 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Rosé Vetere Campania igp San Salvatore 75cl
Rosé wine, 75 cl, Italy
San Salvatore 24.00 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Spumante Brut Rosé igp GIOÌ San Salvatore 75cl
Sparkling wine, 75 cl, Italy
San Salvatore 37.50 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Rosé Vetere Paestum igp San Salvatore 150cl
Rosé wine, 150 cl, Italy
San Salvatore 51.00 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Gillo Dorfles Aglianico Paestum igp San Salvatore 75cl
Festive wines/gifts, 75 cl, Italy
San Salvatore 63.70 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Jungano Aglianico Paestum igp San Salvatore 150cl
Red wine, 150 cl, Italy
San Salvatore 60.00 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Rosé Vetere Paestum igp San Salvatore 600cl
Rosé wine, 600 cl, Italy
San Salvatore 242.00 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Rosé Vetere Paestum igp San Salvatore 300cl
Rosé wine, 300 cl, Italy
San Salvatore 114.00 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Aglianico Campania igp Porconero 75cl
Red wine, 75 cl, Italy
Porconero 14.00 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Aglianico Sassius Riserva Molise DOC BIO Di Majo Norante 150cl
Red wine, 150 cl, Italy
Di Majo Norante 112.20 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Aglianico Sassius Riserva Molise DOC BIO Di Majo Norante 75cl
Festive wines/gifts, 75 cl, Italy
Di Majo Norante 53.00 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Aglianico Contado Riserva Molise DOC Di Majo Norante 75cl
Red wine, 75 cl, Italy
Di Majo Norante 19.50 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
Ramitello Biferno Rosso DOC Di Majo Norante 75cl
Red wine, 75 cl, Italy
Di Majo Norante 19.50 CHF Incl. tax... plus shipping
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