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Grifalco ‘Gricos’ Aglianico del Vulture 2009


Structured, with dark fruits and firm tannins, huge ageing potential and one of the oldest cultivated grapes, Aglianico is persistently fascinating. Increasing in popularity and on the rise, winemakers are crafting this elegant and robust grape in a variety of styles so I am always on the lookout for approachable, “drinking now” Aglianico.

Grifalco was founded in 2004 by Tuscan winemakers Fabrizio Piccin and Cecilia Naldoni who decided that southern Italy was more auspicious then their native Tuscany. The name Grifalco was developed from the abundant hawks that thrive in the Vulture region, and the mythological griffin. The Piccin family currently has 18 hectares of mineral rich vineyards located on Mount Vulture. The Gricos is their entry level “everyday wine” made from young vines with an average age of 15 years.

Dark red-violet in colour with aromas of dried flowers, cherry and earth. Black cherry, lead minerals and herbaceous elements rested on firm tannins and a lengthy finish of dark chocolate and traces of cigar box spice. Clean and smooth, this is a lovely, straightforward Aglianico fantastic with substantial, hearty dishes.

100% Aglianico
Aglianico del Vulture
Estate Bottled by Lucania s.a.s. Piccin Fabrizio
13.5% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2018

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