Find out today as we pour three wines from the D’Angelo estate!
Vintage bottles of D’Angelo’s Aglianico, including Canneto (second from right).
Basilicata may not be the first region on your lips when asked to talk about Italian wine, but this fine winemaking region is arguably the most important in Southern Italy. Indeed, the native Aglianico is often considered the South’s answer to Piedmont’s Nebbiolo or Tuscany’s Sangiovese.
In Rionero del Vulture, in the heart of the Aglianico del Vulture appellation, resides Donato D’Angelo, winemaker and Aglianico legend. A man of few words, Donato lets his wines speak for themselves and is happy to let others — from the Corriere della Sera to the Daily News — talk about them.
D’Angelo’s vineyards lie on the flanks of the extinct volcano Mount Vulture.
Today at Vino you can taste three of our most popular wines from the D’Angelo estate and save 10%! And don’t forget: this is our final Thursday tasting; beginning September 11 our tastings will return to Friday afternoons!
Villa dei Pini 2008 D’Angelo
was $18, now $16.20
Villa dei Pini is named after a beautiful country house surrounded by towering pines, as well as some of the D’Angelo family’s finest vineyards. A blend of Incrocio Manzoni, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco, this delicious white is vinified entirely in stainless steel to preserve freshness and varietal character.
Sacravite 2006 D’Angelo
was $15, now $13.50
While D’Angelo’s Riserva and single vineyard Aglianico del Vulture are intended for aging, the Sacravite is blended using riper fruit sourced from the estate’s vineyards. The resulting wine is very approachable young, and a fantastic (and affordable) introduction to Aglianico del Vulture. One of Vino’s best-selling red wines.
Canneto 2005 D’Angelo
was $36, now $32.40
First produced in 1985, D’Angelo intended for Canneto to highlight Aglianico’s best attributes — aromatic complexity, firm structure, persistence on the palate — while maintaining the moderate acidity, ripe tannins and emphasis on primary fruit aromas preferred by international consumers.
Thursday, September 3*
*Tastings return to Fridays starting September 11.
For more details call 212-725-6516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: the man in the following video is not a famous Aglianico producer.