The Aglianico is the most common dark variety grape in southern Italy. And I like it. The Cantina Giardino’s, from old wineyards, I love it too.
It’s ruby, almost dark. The smell sticks, fresh, full of fruit - a beautiful cherry, plum and blackberry - and then embraces oregano and mediterranean sensations. Subsequently, mineral and spicy progressions saturate the nose.
The palate is solid, full and rich of minerality and fruit. A marked acidity and alive tannins, for a dry sip, complex and high voltage taste. Very concentrated is a mineral presence from volcanic stone, which rivals and prevails, harmonically, on the fruit. Extreme balanced bottle briding elegance with high drinkability, despite the 14.5 percent alcohol, absolutely unnoticed.
The bottle, unfortunately, ends fast, with long and tight aromatic persistence and returns of china, tobacco, pepper and graphite.
A great drink, really