The wine of the ancient Romans, Aglianico is a noble grape and a natural fit for the Paso Robles climate. Its richness and complexity makes it fun to make and watch evolve in the cellar. This wine comes from the Nevarez Vineyard- Juan Nevarez is a long time friend and supporter of Italian-varietal wines in Paso Robles.
"The further South I go in Italy, the more excited I get about the grape varieties."
Christopher Ferrara, Winemaker
Don't let the elegant aromas fool you, this wine is firm in structure and full of dark fruits and minerality. It's also a mouthfull to pronounce, "ahl-YAH-nee-koe".
Aglianico ripens and is harvested very late in the season. The wine boast tannin structure and bright acidity, lending to both its aging potential and food pairing. We age in oak for 16 months, only 20% of which in new French cooperage.
Famous in the Campania region of Italy, where the wines are known by the regional distinction, Taurisi.