2010 De Conciliis Naima Aglianico Italy

  • The Southern Italian King is Aglianico
  • 9 years young, this wine is on 
  • Named after John Coltrane's wife, a gorgeous song
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Have you ever traveled to Southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast? If so, this is the wine you want to bring home to recall your travels through Oenotria. 

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This is far and away the lowest US price on a wine that typically sells for north of $50+. And, if you were to enjoy this wine at Maialino or Il Gattopardo in NYC, you'd be paying north of $120 for the pleasure. 

A majestic red Aglianico that has softened with a few years in bottle such that it is firing on all cylinders. Imagine what you would pay for a perfectly cellared equivalent wine from a top producer in Barolo, Brunello, or Amarone; at least 2x this price. The wine shows outstanding breadth, girth, tannic structure (as to be expected) plus humble earth, mushroom, and black fruits with figs. Pair with some nearby San Marzano tomatoes and food pairing nirvana awaits.

Reviews

Deep ruby-red. Rich, dense aromas and flavors of sweet ripe red cherry, graphite and smoky minerals. Finishes smooth, long and focused, with smoky beef and rose petal notes. ~94 VM

The estate's top-shelf wine is the 2010 Naima, a pure expression of Aglianico from older (20- to 40-year-old) vines. This is a very distinctive wine that, among other things, is touched by a distant whiff of volatile acidity that gives a sense of vertical lift and buoyancy to the bouquet. I tend to be sensitive to this quality in red wines, but the effect is rather subdued, integrated and attractive in this vintage. Bright cherry and blueberry are followed by dark spice and crushed rock. Some 8,000 bottles were made. ~91 WA

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