This wine is 100% Aglianico from a cluster of vineyards near the villages of Barile, Rionero in Vulture, and Rampolla, all located at approximately 1,500 feet above sea level on the lower slopes of the Vulture mountain in Basilicata. The wine was aged for 14 months in oak barriques prior to bottling. Rich ruby red in color, the wine is elegant with alluring aromas of cherry, nuances of licorice and coffee and with underlying hints of balsamic, mint, and eucalyptus. Full and richly concentrated on the palate, the wine is easy to drink with notable freshness of taste and smoothness. Serve at cool room temperature with red meats, richly flavored pastas and risottos, winter stews, and a wide range of hard and semi-hard cheeses.
Feudi di San Gregorio 2002 Primitivo di Manduria di Ognissole
Related to California’s Zinfandel, this wine is 100% Primitivo from 20 acres of vineyard in the Fragagnano section of the Manduria zone, located approximately 250 feet above sea level in Puglia. Manduria produces the finest quality Primitivo grapes in Italy. The wine was aged for 15 months in new oak casks prior to bottling. Deep ruby red with violet reflections, the bouquet is complex and powerful with spicy hints of clove and black pepper with woodsy undertones and suggestions of wild cherry and prune. Serve at cool room temperature with red meats, richly flavored pastas and risottos, winter stews, and a wide range of hard and semi-hard cheeses.
This is a sponsored guest post featuring two of Italy’s wonderful wines.