Grifalco, Aglianico del Vulture "Damaschito" 2016Regular price $34.00 Save $-34.00
Aglianico is famed as being the “big red grape” of southern Italy. The varietal has incredible aging potential and has a personality of its own: tannic, spicy and wild. There really is no other grape like Aglianico. Grifalco is owned by a former Tuscan wine family that decided to relocate to Basilicata and started to farm on the Volcano. I was first introduced to the wines at a wine show years ago and was incredibly impressed with the quality. After spending some time getting to know Cecilia Piccin, owner and winemaker, I knew these wines would always find a way into my personal cellar.
The “Damaschito” vineyard is something very special for Grifalco as it is a single parcel of soil that is different in color than the rest of the Volcano. The vines are over 40 years old and there is more iron and clay in that patch of earth, making the wines spicier and rounder. Truly one of my favorite Aglianicos.