Winexpert Limited Edition Aglianico Barbera offers two classic Italian grapes in one amazing wine! Aglianico is considered one of the three greatest Italian varietals, known to produce refined, complex wines with firm tannin. Its richness and structure make it popular for blending. In contrast, Barbera is popular for producing fruity wines with low tannin and high acidity. The combination of these two Italian varietals creates a balanced blend with big personality. Dominant flavours of black cherry, pepper spice, blackberry and plum are enhanced with licorice, dried herbs, and a light mineral note. This is a wine to sit back, sip, and savour.
This wine’s signature food pairing is Lasagna Bolognese but it’s also a great match for smoked brisket, eggplant parmesan, or chicken mushroom tagliatelle.
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Arrives April 2023. Labels included.
With grape skins.
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The noble grape of southern Italy, Aglianico is considered to be one of Italy's three greatest grapes along with Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. If Nebbiolo is the king of Northern Italy- Aglianico is King of the South! Aglianico makes wine of incredible quality with notes of black cherry, white pepper, smoke and plum. The wines are dry, full-bodied with good tannic structure. A wine to be savoured!
Barbera is the 3 most widely planted grape in Italy and is found in vineyards around the world. Barbera is drunk widely in Italy and is considered a 'wine of the people'. While it loves to be blended with other grapes- Barbera on it's own produces flavours of dark cherry, plum and berry flavours with floral and vanilla notes. Light tannins and high acidity makes Barbera juicy, easy drinking and "gulpable"!
Winemaking is an ancient art here with history dating back to the 12th century BC. Sitting on the southwestern coast of Italy, Campania has 350kms of coastline and a mountainous interior comprised of the Campanian volcanic arc, which includes Mount Vesuvius. The long growing season is hot and dry with abundant sunshine; breezes blow in from the Tyrrhenian Sea and temper the heat, promoting acidity in the grapes. The volcanic soils encourage high tannin.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
The big wines that can stand on their own. Often premium wines with higher tannins, alcohol levels and oaking levels as they all factor in a bigger tasting wine.
Big reds like Cabernet and ultra premium wines will have higher levels of oak as it adds to the complexity and finish that wine drinkers expect.