Our Score: 89
The Aglianico grape is powerful, even if the color is garnet and the light through the glass would suggest a light wine.
When we pour this wine, we smell the red roses that are so typical of Aglianico, as well as a good amount of spice like paprika, cardamon and pepper, vanilla integrated with geranium and wet hey. In the mouth it is crisp and moderately smooth, with elegant tannins and a pronounced sapidity. It is persistent enough but not very long.
Pairing: All the rich pastas with tomato and/or meat sauce, but I like it also with more complex traditional dishes like the Brazilian feijoada or the cart of boiled meat and sauces.
Appellation: Basilicata IGT, Italy