For an older wine, this is fresh, lively and isn’t even close to folding. In fact, it’s coming along perfectly and still requires either sturdy food or another few years on its side. That said, it features a pristine black-fruit nose, delicious berry fruit, and a hard, starching finish with dynamite tannins. It’s a touch like nails at the very back end, but like we…
Perfect for grilled or roasted meat dishes, this is a well-priced and approachable Aglianico-based wine, with soft tones of ripe fruit and tobacco. The finish is clean and tight, with medium intensity.
This is a very fragrant wine named after Latin poet Horace that delivers vibrant tones of blackberry, prunes, plums, freshly milled peppercorn and black volcanic soil. It has rock solid tannins and is a bit gritty in texture suggesting a pairing with succulent foods, such as grilled steak.
Basilicata, the “arch” of the boot of Italy, is one of the country’s most fascinating and little-known regions. Insular, superstitious and rustic, it is also a territory deeply linked to its wine growing traditions. Here’s an openly aromatic white with soapy floral notes and flavors of dried apricot and honey. You’d think it was a dessert wine, but its not.