Aglianico "Donnaluna, De Conciliis
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Aglianico "Donnaluna, De Conciliis - 2017

Item # 37839 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The De Conciliis Estate is located in the beautiful Paestum region of Campania. Until a few years ago, a few large producers dominated the market for Campania wine. De Conciliis is part of the wave of small producers making wines of superior quality. Fermented in steel then followed by one year of aging in large barrels. The resulting wine is lush, overtly fruited on the palate yet with a good backbone of structure.


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Staff Pick Notes

This beautiful Aglianico blend (the remaining 10% being Primitivo) comes from a half dozen or so estate vineyards from the Cilento region of Campania. The wine spends just less than a month fermenting in stainless steel tanks, later seeing a two week maceration process. It then spends more quality time in the stainless steel tanks, going on to three months of bottle aging before hitting the wine shelf. The result is a robust yet silky sipper with loads of blackberry and toasty grape. Although a little too medium bodied to serve with much of a chill, I was certainly tempted to do so when I pulled the cork one of these bottles the other night. Perfect on it's own, but a wonderful addition to any saucy pasta dish or hard cheese platter. Pizza wine at its most elegant.

- JRF

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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