Red wine from Italy
Drinking window: 2023 - 2027
The 2019 Aglianico Campole is spicy from the first tilt of the glass as a burst of crushed ashen stone combines with ground ginger, savory herbs and black currants. It’s silky-smooth and round on the palate with a brisk acidity that motivates its ripe blackberry and balsamic spice notes. The 2019 finishes unexpectedly fresh and focused, only gently tannic. Red plum traces slowly fade.
Eric Guido. Tasting date: April 2023
For readers looking to explore off the beaten path, Alois produces several bottlings of Casavecchia, Pallagrello Nero and Pallagrello Bianco that are all worth seeking out. Moreover, Michele Alois provides in-depth details of soil, elevation, vine training, yields and élevage on the back of each bottle. All of the reds are refined in large wooden vats with similar days of maceration, allowing for a more reliable study of terroir and vintage.