Six under-appreciated grape varieties

Aglianico, Campania, Italy

This native Italian red grape variety owes its existence to the Mastroberardino winery in southern Italy’s Campania, “who was always faithful to Aglianico”, as Robinson put it.

Even during World War II, the winery was consistent in exporting its wines, and has been vigorously guarding its Aglianico tradition.

Dubbed as the “Barolo of the south”, the wine has plenty of tannins and acidity. Its quality has been gradually recognised by wine growers which means its planting area has multiplied to 10,000 hectares.

A late ripening grape variety, the grape requires warm climate to fully ripen and is often picked in November. The first time Robinson tasted the wine, she exclaimed it was akin to “a classic act” that has a beautiful beginning, middle and end.

 

 

3 Responses to “Six under-appreciated grape varieties”

  1. EXCELLENT ARTICLE…..WILL SEARCH A COUPLE OF THESE WINES OUT.

  2. Linden Wilkie says:

    Who organised the masterclass?

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