2015 Aglianico Roccamonfina IGT (Foglia i Vignali, Poderi)
Poderi Foglia, Aglianico "Roccamonfina IGT", Campania, Italy 2015100% Aglianico BRIGHT BLACK CHERRY, EXOTIC FLORAL NUANCES, BOLD & HIGHLY DISTINCTIVE Aglianico is a grape famously described as the "Nebbiolo of the south." Typically, this refers more to a parallel in quality and ageworthiness than to any notable similarity or similar strength shared by the two grapes. This Aglianico, however, exhibits an elevated "prettiness" and firm elegance that we're quick to associate with its northern colleague. Still as eruptive as the volcanic soil in which it's grown but less brooding and bestial than many examples of the grape, this northern Campanian delicacy hails from very close to the birthplace of Roman antiquity's most revered wine, Falernian. Serving Suggestion: Stuffed rustic pizza w/ buffalo mozzarella, diced pancetta, basil, black olives, & halved grape tomatoes. Japanese-style grilled beef tongue w/ onion, fried eggplant, & shiitakes.