2006 Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato Campania IGT

Rating: ★★★½☆

Vintage: 2006
Producer: Feudi di San Gregorio
Variety: Aglianico
Designation: Rubrato
Region: Italy
Sub-region: Campania IGT
ABV: 13%
Price: $21 (BC LDB - sold out), $35 (Kits)

He says: This was my favorite of the three Italian Aglianicos that we tasted. It was intense, both on the nose and palate, with rich, black fruit aromas, which carried over perfectly to the flavors in my mouth. Complexly layered fruit, developing into licorice, chocolate and coffee. It’s a shame that the BC Government stores aren’t selling this anymore, and it was an absolute bargain at $21 when it was discontinued. It can still be found at Kits Wine Cellar, but the vintage might not be the same. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more wines from Feudi di San Gregorio and have a feeling their lineup of wines will contain more hidden gems like this one.

She says: This wine was the clear winner! An intense nose of black fruit and aniseed that followed through to a lovely richness on the palate. Unlike the Terra di Vulcano, it was hard to believe that this wine has seen no oak given its structure and complexity. If you are looking to experiment with some indigenous Italian varieties, this is a good wine to start with. This wine leaves you wanting to try more Aglianico.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med+ ruby, slight bricking at the rim, good concentration
Smells like: Clean, med+ intensity, hint of development, stewed black fruit, a hint of raisin, aniseed, black licorice
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acid, med+ body, med+ intensity, med tannins, med alcohol, black cherries, mushrooms, black licorice, earth, coffee, med length
Summary: Very Good, Ready to drink/Can develop further

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