I really, really like Aglianico as a variety, severely underrated, we need to drink more of it. This has a light-ish touch, no ball-busting going on. There's that trademark blue fruit/black olive thing happening, some cooling herbal influence and a dusting of fine tannins. Easy, too easy.
Producer: Cantina Giardino
Region/Country: Campania, Italy
Production Method: Organic farming and hand harvesting. Destemmed and macerated for 10 days, pressed to chestnut cask for 9 months maturation. No fining, filtration or SO2 additions
Style: Dark fruited and Mediterranean in feel with black olive and herbal spice.