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JANARE AGLIANICO LÙCCHERO SANNIO DOP La Guardiense
- Region: Campania
- Type: Still, red wine
- Proof: 13/13,5%
- Wine Variety: 100% Aglianico
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Exclusively from the hilly area of the Municipality of Guardia Sanframondi, on calcareous-clayey soils located between 250 and 300 m above sea level. Aging 6 months in Tonneaux Alier and Tronçais. Service temperature 18/20 degrees
- Uniqueness: The great balance between tannins and acidity guarantees extreme longevity. The strong acidity and the gentle tannins, make it still a soft wine and ready to drink even in the first years of life.
The great red with mysterious origins
Aglianico is one of the oldest vine varieties with uncertain origins. A first hypothesis is that it came from Greece to Italy in the 7th-6th century BC; in fact, it was found in Basilicata a Roman Torchio to make wine attributable to this period. However, much more modern ampelographic studies agree with an Etruscan origin, believing that the vine variety was part of the Aminee family. In more recent times the hypothesis of Greek origin returns. It is hypothesized that the Aminee vine varieties were introduced in Italy by the Greeks around the 8th century BC. For some, the name derives from an evolution over time of the name Hellenic. Per others from an association with the city of Elea on the Tyrrhenian coast of Campania. For others it may derive from a distortion of the name Hellenic during the Aragonese domination of the 15th century which would mean "wine of the plain". The common name of the name Aglianico began to be used from the 16th century.
Christmas Eve in the South
Christmas Eve with the Family in the south. All day spent reading. A pleasant relaxation that takes away everything but keeps watchful waiting. After a splendid and rich Lasagna alla Cosentina accompanied by a full-bodied Magliocco, discover that the second course is a Wellington Fillet of amazing workmanship. You must increase the importance and complexity of the wine. You go down to the cellar and identify two 17-year-old Aglianico bottles. It matches perfectly with your special fillet and makes Christmas conversation with your relatives and friends a moment of unexpected levity.
From Campania and Lucania to Australia and California
All of Campania, Basilicata (especially in the Vulture) and in Puglia of the North (in the province of Foggia). It is also found, with a tendency to grow, in neighbouring regions such as Molise and marginally in Lazio. It has recently been introduced in California and Australia for its aptitude to develop well in sunny climes.