Aglianico "Zi Filicella," Ciro Picariello
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Aglianico "Zi Filicella," Ciro Picariello - 2020

Item # 24501 750mL

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


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Staff Pick Notes

The vines that produce this great wine are situated at a height of around 600 meters, quite high for a vineyard! The wine is matured in stainless steel vats for twenty four months followed by four months in-bottle. It's a ruby red wine with ripe fruit flavors, a bright acidity, and firm tannin. It's a lively, medium-bodied red with some spice on the palate. Because of its acidity and tannins, this wine can still evolve in the bottle and become more complex with time. I think it's fresh and delicious!

- AFR

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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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 notes of black fruits, smoke, dark chocolate, and mineral. It is a natural match for roasts and...

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