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Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture

Regular price $26.00

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6 in stock

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"After over 20 years of making wine in Tuscany, Fabrizio and Cecilia Piccin went in search of a different location with ideal conditions to begin a new winery project. They settled on Basilicata, home of the Vulture volcano and ideal conditions for planting the Aglianico variety. They founded the Grifalco winery in 2004. Upon looking at the image of the bird on the bottle, one might think it was an image of a vulture; alas, it is not. The name “Grifalco” is a tribute to the family’s past and present. It combines the griffin, the symbol of the Piccin’s original home of Montepulciano in Tuscany, and the falcon, symbol of Monte Vulture, their adopted home. They make four wines; Gricos is their entry-level, Grifalco is their flagship, and the two cru bottles—Damaschito and Daginestra.

This is the flagship wine of Grifalco. Bearing that in mind, the Piccin family thinks that this wine is a representation of the region’s potential for Aglianico. The fruit is sourced from four different vineyards planted between 1980 and 1995.

Notes of blackberry, black cherry, licorice, and wild herbs. Well-balanced, with firm, sweet tannins and juicy acidity. Drinks well alongside anything from the grill."

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