Aglianico "Re di More", Mastroberardino
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Aglianico "Re di More", Mastroberardino - 2015

Item # 45663 750mL
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Tasting Notes

The Aglianico grape always renders a full-bodied red wine. This is a youthful expression that's bold, fruited and comes from a site with 100 year old, ungrafted vines. The tannins are ever-present yet accessible and will make an ideal pairing alongside a bolognese pasta.

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Staff Pick Notes

Aglianico is serious currency when it comes to wine in southern Italy. It's been called Italy's "third noble grape." It's easy to enjoy and understand the potential when you taste these wines. Mastroberardino helped to put Aglianico on the map internationally with their finessed, age-worthy wines. "Re di More" is a fantastic entry-level bottle from the Irpinia DOC inland from Naples. It has perfumed floral aromas with notes of anise and dried fruit. The palate expands on this with intense red fruit, savory cured meat, and wet slate. The moderate tannic structure gives it a pleasant bite. Pair with polpette or parmigiana di melanzane.

- TD

Astor's Glossary of Terms


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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