- 3 1/2 Stars

Australian Small  Winemakers Show 2011
      -    Bronze medal
Aust. Alternative Varieties Show 2011
      -    Bronze medal

Winestate Magazine -  2011 Italian & Spanish Tastings
      -    3 stars

Winestate Magazine - 2012 Italian & Spanish Tastings
     -   3 stars

Aglianico 2008


(Aglianico pronounced  " ah lee yah nee koe " )
Alcohol  12.7                        

Our small block of Aglianico has, this vintage, produced a wine of medium to full body with bright purple red colours.  It has nice spicy cherry aromas and some lovely savoury notes on the palate, finishing with long well balanced tannins.  It has been aged for 12 months in old oak barriques prior to bottling and can be enjoyed now or left to mature further in the bottle.
Enjoy Aglianico with richly flavoured foods such as meats, casseroles or cheese. 



 Review - The Grape Hunter by Gourmet Belle
Expressions of my Italian heritage become more, well, expressive, when it comes to wine and food.  So naturally, my interest was piqued by an Australian wine made exclusively from the Italian grape, Aglianico. Aglianico is little known outside of its home in the southern Italian regions of Campania and Basilicatta.  However, it is conisdered one of Italy's premium wine grapes and has been used in winemaking there for centuries. It has since  been introduced  to  regions within Australia, such as Langhorne Creek from where the Karanto example  hails. Karanto's Aglianico appears to tick all of the varietal boxes.  A vibrant, inky purple hue, aromas and flavours of chocolate and sweet and sour cherry.  Smooth, rich texture and a dry, savoury finish.  Aglianico is typicaly very high in both tannins and acid, meaning it is better left to age in the bottle.  However, laudable new world examples, such as Karanto's are made to be more approachable in youth and are the ideal accompaniment to robust dishes such as beef tagine or game.