Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Aglianico- Italian IGT
The history as I understand is this grape has been grown in Italy for years. Brought there by the greeks.It is not exported near as much as the main stream grape varietals. It is often found in smaller parcels and smaller wineries.
Some rumors even say that before this grape was clasified as an 'IGT' Grape it was produced under the disguise as other well known grapes.
The second wine I had was from Villa Matilde.
This wine was much more complex and i quite enjoyed it. Still ripe red fruits but this came accross with a much nicer mouth feel. Full body, even tannins, with a chewey velvety texture. Plum and hints of chocolate. All around a richer experience.