Deep ruby/garnet colored, this Aglianico was an interesting turn for our virtual wine tasting group as not many had ever had this varietal. Intense aromas of tobacco with blueberry, smoke, blackberry, tomato paste, lilac and pine were noted. The palate was dry with high tannins, medium acidity, a full body (14% ABV) and had flavors resembling the nose. A hint of ripe strawberry was also noted in addition to the florals, oak and black fruit. A medium finish for this wine makes it a 90 point effort that gets 3 stars due to its $40 price point. On our tasting scale- 14 points. Drink till 2030 with food, it really needs some pasta to balance it all out. Salut….
Grifalco della Lucania Daginestra Superiore Aglianico del Vulture 2018, Basilicata, Italy
27 Saturday May 2023