Grape: 100% Aglianico. Region: Italy> Southern Italy> Basilicata> Vulture Notes: 8-12 months in American and French oak, 10 to 30yr. old vines, Organic.
Description:After over 20 years of making wine in Tuscany, Fabrizio and Cecilia Piccin went in search of a different location with ideal conditions to begin a new winery project. They settled on Basilicata, home to the Vulture volcano and some of the most distinctive and age-worthy wines in Italy, and in 2004 founded the Grifalco winery. The name Grifalco is a tribute to the family’s past and present; it combines the griffin, the symbol of the Piccin’s original home of Montepulciano in Tuscany, and the falcon, the symbol of Monte Vulture, their adopted home. Ruby red in color with a purple center. Earthy aromas of black cherry and black pepper, with an elegant floral note on the palate. Aglianico is never shy about expressing the volcanic minerality expressive of the Vulture region.
Food pairing: braised, grilled, or stewed beef, game, lamb, sausages, charcuterie, gouda, provolone, pizza, lasagna, etc.