Elena Fucci

Titolo Aglianico del Vulture

9.0252 ratings
9.069 pro ratings
Basilicata, Italy
Aglianico
Top Notes For
Paco Suro

This was great. Barnyard funk on the nose. Dry. Vibrant. Good stuff. Plenty of legs in this. Big tannins.

This was great. Barnyard funk on the nose. Dry. Vibrant. Good stuff. Plenty of legs in this. Big tannins.

May 7th, 2022
Allison Lyzenga

Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of red plum, black plum skin, pomegranate, blackberry, rose petals, licorice, black pepper, dried herbs, volcanic minerality; dry, high acid, medium plus refined tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, incredibly concentrated and complex, outstanding

Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of red plum, black plum skin, pomegranate, blackberry, rose petals, licorice, black pepper, dried herbs, volcanic minerality; dry, high acid, medium plus refined tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, incredibly concentrated and complex, outstanding

May 14th, 2021
Tom Casagrande

I have had more underwhelming Aglianicos than wines of any other supposedly noble grape (not counting many disappointing Malbecs in this calculation because in no way is Malbec noble . . . but I digress). So many are overextracted, tannic, scorchy messes. But this one is very good. The nose displays intense smoky, stony minerality (yes, evocative of volcanic soil). There’s also an animal note on top of the very dark cherry fruit. In the mouth the intense minerality leads again, with smoky, savory notes. But there is some fruit there, and the tannins, while still making themselves felt, are in check. Nice acids too. This is a really distinctive and nicely done take on this obviously tricky varietal.

I have had more underwhelming Aglianicos than wines of any other supposedly noble grape (not counting many disappointing Malbecs in this calculation because in no way is Malbec noble . . . but I digress). So many are overextracted, tannic, scorchy messes. But this one is very good. The nose displays intense smoky, stony minerality (yes, evocative of volcanic soil). There’s also an animal note on top of the very dark cherry fruit. In the mouth the intense minerality leads again, with smoky, savory notes. But there is some fruit there, and the tannins, while still making themselves felt, are in check. Nice acids too. This is a really distinctive and nicely done take on this obviously tricky varietal.

Apr 9th, 2021
Fredrik Finn

We’ve been embarrassing slow at exploring the greatness of the noble Aglianico grape in Sweden.
Full bodied and powerful but remains fresh and vibrant with plenty of energy and a mineral nerve. Somewhat unleashed and needs time to breath to unfold. Black Cherries, Currants, red plums with a floral lavendel like lifted followed by baking spice, sweet tobacco and a warm stone mineralogy that brings tension and energy. 
Fresh acidity and mouth coating tannins with a powdery texture that is well integrated in the good fruit concentration and full body with an expansive complexity and long finish.

We’ve been embarrassing slow at exploring the greatness of the noble Aglianico grape in Sweden.
Full bodied and powerful but remains fresh and vibrant with plenty of energy and a mineral nerve. Somewhat unleashed and needs time to breath to unfold. Black Cherries, Currants, red plums with a floral lavendel like lifted followed by baking spice, sweet tobacco and a warm stone mineralogy that brings tension and energy. 
Fresh acidity and mouth coating tannins with a powdery texture that is well integrated in the good fruit concentration and full body with an expansive complexity and long finish.

Feb 19th, 2021
Kai Wright

Gamey and funky aroma with lots of yummy fruit when you sip—blueberry and dark cherry, with a long finish, a little briny undertone, puckering acid. Was lovely with a ragu. 👏🏾

Gamey and funky aroma with lots of yummy fruit when you sip—blueberry and dark cherry, with a long finish, a little briny undertone, puckering acid. Was lovely with a ragu. 👏🏾

Feb 7th, 2021
Ellen Clifford

Volcanic wine made by an amazing women at great altitude. Could age a bit longer but delish now too...

Volcanic wine made by an amazing women at great altitude. Could age a bit longer but delish now too...

Oct 29th, 2020
Sharon B

A beautiful wine from southern Italy. I’ve never had the Aglianico grape before, wow! Big red wine to pair with ribs tonight. Will not let the Saharan dust cloud ruin my BBQ! Cheers!

A beautiful wine from southern Italy. I’ve never had the Aglianico grape before, wow! Big red wine to pair with ribs tonight. Will not let the Saharan dust cloud ruin my BBQ! Cheers!

Jun 27th, 2020
Paco Suro

Placeholder. This is super young, tight, dry, lots of tannins. Oh btw that was on day 3. Cellar for 5 years and revisit.

Placeholder. This is super young, tight, dry, lots of tannins. Oh btw that was on day 3. Cellar for 5 years and revisit.

May 13th, 2019
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

6.1

From magnum. Corked!

From magnum. Corked!

Nov 28th, 2018
David Kline

Smoke and a resinous grape with dried violet and red-black roses. There is a meaty interplay evocative of Cuban sandwiches that simultaneously points at red opium. The floral expression is so seductive! Dry entry that springs from roots in a youthful bitterness, with tannins across the ceiling. Burnt, black currant and darkest toast notes, but with a springy black lime citrus-ness acing like capillaries throughout. Shroud and thundercloud. You smack your lips, and you are literally painting with tannins and charcoal, on the dental portico of your Basilicata basilica, which is dusted with volcanic ash. Spectacular! #aglianico #AglianicoDelVulture #Titolo #ElenaFucci #DOC #basilicata #tannins #volcanic #tanninbooth #Barile #italianwines #italianred

Smoke and a resinous grape with dried violet and red-black roses. There is a meaty interplay evocative of Cuban sandwiches that simultaneously points at red opium. The floral expression is so seductive! Dry entry that springs from roots in a youthful bitterness, with tannins across the ceiling. Burnt, black currant and darkest toast notes, but with a springy black lime citrus-ness acing like capillaries throughout. Shroud and thundercloud. You smack your lips, and you are literally painting with tannins and charcoal, on the dental portico of your Basilicata basilica, which is dusted with volcanic ash. Spectacular! #aglianico #AglianicoDelVulture #Titolo #ElenaFucci #DOC #basilicata #tannins #volcanic #tanninbooth #Barile #italianwines #italianred

Sep 22nd, 2018