2014 Aglianico "Fumo e Terra"
Aglianico (ah-L’YEE’AH-nee-koh) - the ancient one. Maybe you've never heard of it. Maybe you've seen it mentioned in recent articles in The New York times, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, or Decanter. Maybe, just maybe, you have tasted it and fallen under its spell.
Aglianico hails from the sunny, volcanic soils of Southern Italy. Indeed, it is King of the South. It often gets mentioned alongside Nebbiolo and Sangiovese, as part of the powerful triumvirate of Italian red wines. Aglianico makes full-bodied, long-lived wines both unforgettable and powerful.
Noceto's 2014 Fumo e Terra, meaning "Smoke and Earth" in Italiank highlights this wine's volcanic ancestry -- vivid, layered, intense. Very limited -- only 30 cases produced.
90 points -- Wine Enthusiast