*6R* 2017 Grifalco "Damaschito" Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata, IT)

Weight: 6R

Varietal: Aglianico

Region: Basilicata, Italy

Here’s a wine from a highly underrated Italian red varietal, Aglianico, that shows why this remarkable grape deserves more attention! The fruit comes from San Martino in the village of Damaschito, and is harvested from vines that are over 60 years old. Dark and brooding, this wine showcases black cherry, crushed violet, liquorice, and dusty earth. This is heavenly with hearty Italian dishes like Sunday sauce, and, though it is approachable now, will age for years to come.