In the vast local and ancient treasury that is Italian wine, hidden gems can be found all up and down the peninsula. Terroir suitable for fine wine exists everywhere, and gives us gifts like this Aglianico. Filippo Cassano, a true believer in Puglia, is sure he can make fine wine there. This bottle proves his intuition. Long, dark, and full, it has clearly benefitted from its years in the bottle, showing leather and earth, savory spices, baked dark fruit, and that sense of wholeness that wines get as they age.
Pairing: Like all Italian wines, it’s made for food, and will enhance a hearty lasagna, steak au poivre, or not-so-basic burger.
REGION: Puglia, ITALY