2013 Eubea Covo dei Briganti Aglianico del Vulture

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  • Old Vine Aglianico 40-60 y.o.
  • 93 pts, Wine Advocate
  • BHW Selected Import
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About the Wine

Eubea, takes its name from the great ancient Greek navigators who brought the Aglianico vine into the Southern Italian lands of the present-day Basilicata Region. Eubea means labor overseen by absolute quality: quality combining intelligence, determination, respect for terroir and history in a whole area. This quality leads to the realization of wines with great and profound expression.

With an important family history of winemaking, Eugenia Sasso leads the family winery with passion. Her father, Francesco is the teacher, with more than fifty years as a leading winemaker personality in the Basilicata Region and advocate of Aglianico del Vulture wine throughout the world.

The "cave of Bandits" takes it name from the era of the Southern Brigandage whose undisputed leader Carmine Crocco lived on the property, a feared and respected man who guarded the house. In time, the house would become the center of the organization where all important decisions were made.

Tasting Notes: Garnet red and of remarkable intensity, dark and consistent. Massively rich and seductive bouquet, alternating clear aromas of ripe cherry, marasca, cocoa powder, tobacco and coffee beans. The understated oak provides elegance and refinement. Splendidly gentle and balanced, smooth and fascinating on the palate.


Basiliciata is home to a thriving brigand culture that gives hero status to the bandits rumored to hide in this rugged territory. The 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Covo dei Briganti is dedicated to the notion of this romantic brigandage. The wine is austere and deep with dark shadows and rough transitions. It is a seductive and unpredictable red wine with dark fruit tones, volcanic stone and exotic spice. Yet, it all comes together with seamless harmony in the mouth. ~93pts, WA

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