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Aglianico is a grape native to spread throughout the South where it is expressed with great Italian breed. Wine Aglianico di Taurasi, was
attributed, first, the designation of controlled and guaranteed origin (DOCG). They just followed two other great wines Irpini, Greek di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino. It is an ancient vine, native of Greece, and probably introduced in Italy around the seventh-sixth century BC. There are no certainties about the origins of the name, which may date back to the ancient city of Elea (Eleanico), on the Tyrrhenian coast of Lucania, or simply be a corruption of the word Hellenic. Historical and literary presence of this variety are found in Horace, who sang the quality of his homeland (where he was born in Venosa Aglianico is another great expression with the Aglianico del Vulture) and its excellent wine. The original name (Elleanico or Ellen) became Aglianico during the Aragonese domination during the fifteenth century, because of the double-handed in using the phonetic Spanish.
The city's name derives from the historic and ancient Taurasia, destroyed by the Romans in 268 BC. In this town and in the fields Taurasini (Ager Taurasinus ") in the years 181-180 BC The Romans moved a population of Ligurian-Apuan, of Celtic descent and these, finding the very fertile areas, re-cultivate their fields and vineyards so-called "Greek." In 42 BC After the battle of Philippi in Macedonia, the territory of Taurasi is assigned to the Roman soldiers veterans vinify the "Hellenic vitis" they brought from Macedonia. Livy, in its AB Urbe seasoned, mentions a "Taurasia vineyards Opima" supplier of fine wine for the Empire, where they bred the screw Greek or Hellenic. Instead dates back to 1167 A.D. the first known document in which the screw is cited in Taurasi the Spaniards called screw "Aglianica" And it was the Spaniards who, because of their pronunciation, they turned the screw lil name or Ellanico Ellanico in Aglianico. In 1898 the Strafforello writes: "In good years the wine is plentiful and very much it exports in nearby provinces, mainly with the names of wine ..." Taurasi "and others. The best is collected in the municipalities of Taurasi .... "
The Aglianico grape is sour: ripens late, is intense and sharp in principle, difficult to cultivate and very difficult to make wine, with tannins that need time to be softened and acidity that provides time for you to be polished. Unique in the notes of violets, black cherry, wild berries and small fruits, the wine may make its banal or sublime.