2011 Aglianico Al Passo - $29.95
When embarking on great journeys, people bring with them their most treasured possessions…
As the Greeks, seeking new lands and opportunities, first settled in Italy, they brought with them what we now call Vitis Ellenica, which according to Virgil became the principal grape of Falernian wine – the finest of all the wines of Rome. Eventually, it became known as the Greek grape – Aglianico.
And so the journey continues… once settled in Canada, we insisted on bringing the ancient Aglianico from the volcanic slopes of Italy to the rolling hills of the Vinemount Ridge in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula.