Aglianico "Zi Filicella," Ciro Picariello
Organic

Aglianico "Zi Filicella," Ciro Picariello - 2013

Item # 24501 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
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Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

Coming from over 90 year old vines this deep red is focused with dark fruits, floral notes and a ripeness that’s not adulterated. Decanting is recommended to help the natural prickle to dissipate.


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About the Producer

Summonte, Campania, Italy Ciro Picariello looks as if he could be a Roman landowner from Italy’s ancient era, with his broad shoulders, rugged cut, and easygoing smile. He is one of the country’s quintessentially traditional winemakers. He is straightforward about his approach, immune to the praise lavished upon him in the media, and not one to obsess about crafting a so-called “perfect”...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Aglianico

Brought to Italy by the Greeks in the 6th century B.C., Aglianico enjoyed an early heyday in the ancient world as one of the key components of Falernum, a wine revered by kings and poets. After nearly being wiped out by Phylloxera in the 19th century, the grape is now experiencing a great revival in southern Italy. Inky-black in color, with big tannins and firm structure, the grape offers typical...

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