Tasting- Carraia Aglianico

Carraia-Aglianico

Name: Carraia

Variety: Aglianico

Region: Campagna

Country: Italy

Year: 2013

Price: $15

Shop Notes: Produced in the Campania region of Italy, this Aglianico has delicious black fruit flavors with hints of licorice, volcanic soil and tar notes. Classic in nature, yet in a lighter, more crowd-pleasing style, the Carraia is made of the ancient Aglianico grape. This black grape originated in Greece and today is widely grown in Basilicata and Campania.

My Notes: The nose had slight asparagus and a lot of berry and spice. It was kind of earthy. The body had slight spice and was earthy and dirt-y as well as tannic and acidic.

I did not have this with food.

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