A wonderful Italian red wine at an equally wonderful price

It is easy when thinking of Italian red wine to focus on Piedmont and Tuscany because of the many special wines made there. But there is more to Italian wine and it is unfortunate to forget about the wines of other parts of the Italian "boot".

Basilicata is nestled between Puglia and Campania in southern Italy. Aglianico is the most important grape there and the finest wines are made from grapes grown on the slopes of an extinct volcano called Vulture. We are pleased to offer the 2016 Elena Fucci Aglianico del Vulture "Titolo" which is a rich, dark, thrilling wine with smoky black fruit, extremely floral on the nose, with intense minerality (the grapes are grown on volcanic soil, after all). It is showing brilliantly now but has many years of life ahead - 2030 and beyond, and much longer in the magnum format.

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate agrees with us, rating it 94 points.

Here is the perfect recipe to serve with it: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/black-olive-tapenade-figs-and-mint

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