2016 La Capranera Campania Aglianico
La Capranera, which means "black goat" in Italian, is named for the indigenous breed of goats - cilentana nera - that graze in the national park near where the grapes for these wines are grown. Once on the verge of becoming extinct, the goats have had a resurgence in population, just as wines from Campania have recently enjoyed increased visibility internationally. The grapes for this wine are harvested from vineyards located in the Capaccio-Paestum area of Campania in the province of Salerno , in the middle of the Cilento National Park. The Tyrrhenian Sea is located just a few miles away. Originally cultivated in Greece in ancient times, Aglianico now flourishes best in the sunny vineyards of Campania and Basilicata. Aglianico is known for its age-worthy, muscular wines. A full-bodied wine accented by notes of fresh red berry, with a nuance of curry and chocolate. A perfect accompaniment to strongly-flavored foods, especially medium-aged cheeses and roasted or grilled meat.