Elena Fucci, Titolo Aglianico del Vulture 2015, Basilicata, Italy
Tasting Note: Aglianico is a grape from southern Italy grown on volcanic soils that can produce wines with body and finesse, and this bottle of Aglianico does just that.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has a medium-plus-intensity, aromatic nose of black plum, violet, red currant and raspberry.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied Aglianico is smooth in texture with just-ripened, red-and-black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose.
The wine is medium in acidity and has soft, ripe tannin with a pleasing midpalate.
Bottle Note: Titolo vineyard. Exposition – S-SE. Grape age – 50-70 years. Bottles produced: 14,895/28,000. Altitude 600 abs. Soil – volcanic.
Price: $35 (I paid $29)
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: August 19, 2018