2013 Eubea Aglianico del Vulture Covo dei Briganti

Year: 2013
Appellation: Basilicata, Aglianico del Vulture
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"Basiliciata is home to a thriving brigand culture that gives hero status to the bandits rumored to hide in this rugged territory. The 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Covo dei Briganti is dedicated to the notion of this romantic brigandage. The wine is austere and deep with dark shadows and rough transitions. It is a seductive and unpredictable red wine with dark fruit tones, volcanic stone and exotic spice. Yet, it all comes together with seamless harmony in the mouth." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Eubea is located in the wonderful wine producing area of Barile and Ripacandida in Vulture, Basilicata. Fifteen hectares of vineyards aged between 40 and 60 years, a unique microclimate of temperature fluctuations between sunrise and sunset, ideal ventilation and extremely talented wine making makes Eubea one of the top producers of Aglianico del Vulture. The soil is volcanic with balanced layers of calcareous deposits and good drainage. All this, as well as low yields, enables the vines to produce Aglianico of great complexity and power. The Sasso family has a long tradition in the wine business. Eubea was founded in 1922 and registered at the Chamber of Commerce Power in 1925. Francesco Sasso was credited for being the first to bring Aglianico del Vulture to America in 1978. In the 1990's Eugenia Sasso has taken the reigns of Eubea and continues to bring high quality Aglianico to the table.