A late ripening varietal, Aglianico has fiery tannins and a firm structure. Aromas and flavours of black fruits, smoke and dark chocolate are common. These wines can age beautifully in the bottle for 4-5 years, but are generally well drinkable soon, as the bouquet and mid-palate develop. As it ages the fruit becomes more pronounced and the tannins more balanced. At maturity, Aglianico displays a deep garnet colour and rich, satiny texture developing rich game, earth and dark fruit qualities.