Taurasi, one of Italy's iconic wines is made from Aglianico and lauded for its ability to age for many decades. The wines structure is monolithic and they often need some time to tame the tannins.
Taurasi 'Andrea' is from a 600 metre vineyard where the harvest typically
begins in early November and the wine is aged in 30hl casks for twelve months
and a further twelve in the bottle. The colour is mega staining deep
purple with dark cherry and plum fruit and notes of rose, tobacco, spice and
earth. The acidity keeps the wine remarkably fresh for such a big wine and
although its begging for some time in the cellar its approachable with a decant,
and something rich and meaty to accompany.