The Aglianico vine is considered the most important black-berry vine in the south of Italy, has a thousand-year history and was much appreciated in ancient Rome.
The articles of the presence of this vine in Italy are the Greeks, in fact the most coherent news suggest that it was introduced in 700 A.C. Pelasgi, (native people of Greece). Originally called Elleanico, it later became Hellenic, until it became Aglianico as we all know it today.
The Aglianico grape variety finds its maximum expression in Basilicata and Campania, in the territories of Vulture and Irpinia, which offers optimal pedoclimatic conditions.
The Aglianico vine fears the high summer temperatures that in these territories (Irpinia-Vulture), is easily compensated by the altitude of the plants, medium / high hills.
Characteristics Aglianico vine
The harvest period is between the end of October and the beginning of November, has a medium vigor and a constant productivity, the berries are small and spherical, is used for winemaking and offers its maximum expression purity.
The Irpinia wines obtained from the Aglianico vine have an excellent quality level, remember among these 2 of the best known:
The prestigious Taurasi DOCG - which we remember, we are resting three years of which 12 months in oak barrels before the day, while spending a 4 years with 18 months of oak to get the mention Taurasi Reserve.
The excellent Irpinia Aglianico DOC - A wine that can be vinified in pure Aglianico Grape, or with the addition of 15% of other varieties from the disciplinary point of view, vinification and aging period remain subjective choices of the winery.