Aglianico is an ancient grape commonly grown in Southern Italy that is finally getting its well deserved recognition. The grape produces full bodied wine with firm tannins and high acidity giving it great aging potential. Many call this wine the ‘barolo’ of the south. Luigi Moio, a professor of oenology in Naples, and his wife followed their dream and started their own winery in Irpinia in 1991 with the goal of producing wines that express the unique terroir of the region. Their wines have since been receiving many accolades for just that. This wine is a blend of grapes from their 5 estate vineyards with a tiny portion of the grapes grown outside the Taurasi production zone. It is a seductive and elegant wine with complex scents of red fruits, plum, licorice and coffee and the firm tannins give it great structure. This wine is great now but will be even better with age.