From Beneventano in Southwestern Italy, this wine says "southern Italy" and "warm climate" in the same way that the Langhe Anna (below) speaks of the cooler climes of northern Italy. It's a deep, dark color--similar to what you might expect from an Amador Zinfandel. In contrast to the reserved Anna, this wine just bursts with robust charm--blackberries, dark cherries and spices such as cinnamon. It's full bodied, almost velvety, in the mouth. After the Anna, you might calls this wine sweet, but I'm sure it doesn't have any residual sugar--simply ripe fruit and skins. The fruit tannins are ripe enough that the wine can be enjoyed now, but I think it will be even better with a few years in the bottle.
At $5.99 from Trader Joe's, this is a wine that you might consider buying in quantity. On the other hand, the Epicuro Salice Salentino sitting beside it on the shelf for the same price is even more appealing for my tastes.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Epicuro Beneventano Aglianico, 2006
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I certainly enjoyed it. I'l have to check out your post more often Fred. Nice words here.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Andrew. Glad you enjoyed the wine. We certainly enjoyed getting together.ReplyDelete
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