2019 Viaggiatore Terre Siciliane, Italy Aglianico
A real “fruit bomb” from Sicily, oozing impressions of blueberry, cassis, cherry, grape and various dark fruits
About This Wine:
Pronounced “alli-yawn-nico,” the grape is made into full-bodied red wines that can be built to age or crafted for immediate consumption, depending on the preference of the vintner in taming tannins.
In the case of the 2019 Viaggiatore Aglianico, the latter style was preferred, which means that the wine needs no additional cellaring in order to be enjoyed. It can be served anytime, and it provides the opportunity to create an international “smorgasbord” by serving it with barbecued meats smothered in Chinese five-spice seasoning.
With this wine, what you smell is what you get, as the aromas carry through to the palate and extend through the long finish. Sip after sip, you’ll be treated to a real Italian treasure — a wine that’s all about the fruit, framed by kisses of cocoa and caramel for a palate-dazzling treat.