Sunday, May 24, 2009

2005 Salvatore Molettieri Irpinia Aglianco

This is a very unique red wine, perfect for those looking to try something new and interesting. Irpinia is a region in the Apennine Mountains near the town of Avellino in Campania, South Italy which is about 40 miles east of Naples. The grape Aglianico actually originated from Greece and was brought to southern Italy by Greek settlers before the height of the Roman Empire. The wine itself is very purplely with hues of ruby red with a fresh and clean nose that offers aromas of ripe black fruit, chocolate and coffee. The palate is warm and structured with earthy and incisive tannis completed by an intense but elegant finish.

Rating: 9.2 out of 10

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