This one caught my eye on the last release. I’ve had a few Aglianico’s and been impressed. This one is dark in color with a nice vibrant red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays vibrant red berry fruits to match the nose. Specific fruit was hard to put my finger on, the LCBO write up days sour cherry, maybe … almost strawberry but not quite … On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice lively tannins and acidity. It’s a rustic, earthy wine with lots going on. Nice and dry. The LCBO say full bodied and smooth and I would agree on both! It can hold it’s own with lots of different foods. We paired it with Elk and it went well, not too overpowering, complimented each other. I would give it an 88 or so which for the price is good. Given the tannins this will keep no problem.
From the LCBO web site Check Stock:
Cantina San Paolo Aglianico 2017 VINTAGES#: 473132 $14.95
This is a great example of how Aglianico can be firm and robust as well as lively and crisp. This wine is loaded with characteristic dark fruit, sour cherry and firm tannins, but then there’s that rush of zesty acidity that keeps this all lithe and ageable. It’s intense and grippy, but also approachable and drinkable. What a wine at this price! Enjoy this with grilled sausages. (Vintages panel, June 2018)
Release Date:March 2, 2019 Bottle Size: 750 mL bottle Alcohol/Vol: 13.5% Made In: Campania, Italy By: Claudio Quarta Vignaiolo Srl Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth Varietal: Aglianico