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Irpinia DOC Aglianico 2008 Donnachiara
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  Irpinia DOC Aglianico 2008 Donnachiara
Item Number:26 30 276 08
Our Price:$19.95
Discounted Case Price:$203.40 - 15% off!
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EXPERT RATING
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 WS  90 
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Irpinia DOC Aglianico 2008 Donnachiara
Here is another impressive wine from Donnachiara. The vineyard where the grapes are sourced for this wine has been in the family for five generations. 100% Aglianico, the vines average 30 years of age. The location is drenched in sunlight while the high altitude tempers the climate and extends the growing season, allowing the grapes to develop ideal balance and complexity. Aging is in French oak barriques for 6 months with a mix of new and second use barrels. The wine shows remarkable elegance for a big, robust wine with well managed tannins and expressive fruit. Wine Spectator scored this 2008 90 points saying "Smells of the mountain, featuring aromas of pine, wildflower and stone that give way to ripe wild berry notes and firm tannins. Structured, with a minerally aftertaste. Drink now through 2016."

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Irpinia DOC Aglianico 2008 Donnachiara
 
3.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

interesting grape

By geedee

from murfreesboro, tn

About Me Connoisseur

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clean
  • Earthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Irpinia DOC Aglianico 2008 Donnachiara:

    I am a fan of the aglianico grape. It has a distinct earthy, peppery taste that pairs well with pizza or pasta, maybe chicken fricasee. It is definitely not for everyones taste but is definitely worth a try. This one happens to be a good
    clean representation of the grape and at this price I would not hesitate to purchase it again.

    • Pairs Well With:
    • Pizza and Pasta, Poultry

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Another Donnachiara gem!

    By Westchester Wine Guy

    from Wine Express

    About Me Connoisseur

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Long Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertaining
      • Everyday

      Comments about Irpinia DOC Aglianico 2008 Donnachiara:

      The more of the Donnachiara wines I taste the more I am becoming a fan. This 08 Irpinia took a little while to open but when it did it was worth the short wait. Lots of wild berry fruit wrapped up in a mineral and chalky package. The tannins are pretty firm and lead to a pleasantly dry finish. Enjoy this wine with a hearty beef dish or even with pizza and pasta... and don't miss the video!

      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef, Pizza and Pasta

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Disappointing

      By Mack

      from Powell, wy

      About Me Casual Drinker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Long Finish

      Cons

      • Harsh
      • Too Acidic

      Best Uses

      • Weeknight

      Comments about Irpinia DOC Aglianico 2008 Donnachiara:

      This had a good review but I just did not appreciate it. This seems a bit harsh on the palate and too dry. It is not bad but just isn't what I had expected.

      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef, Spicy Food

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      • Q:

        is this a white or red wine?
        Asked on 5/1/2012 by debbie from AUBURNDALE,FLORIDA

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          Hi and thanks for your question! This is a red Italian wine made from the Aglianico grape.

          Answered on 5/4/2012 by Strumerika from Mount Kisco
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          red

          Answered on 5/18/2012 by geedee from murfreesboro, tn
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