Aglianico red wine is a grape variety mostly found in the southern regions of Italy, Basilicata and Campania. The origins of the vine can be traced to Greece and was most likely brought to the south of Italy by the Greeks. Wines produced from Aglianico tend to have a full body with firm tannins, high acidity which endows them longer ageing. The wine will often have a rich flavour, which makes it appropriate for pairing with rich meats such as lamb, yet another Greek influence. In the region of Campania, the grape can be blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, creating myriad of Aglianico based wines. Young vintages of Aglianico can be very tannic and concentrated, requiring a few years of ageing before it can be approachable. However, patience is well rewarded, for as it ages the fruit becomes more pronounced and the tannins more balanced with the rest of the wine. A trademark of the wine is it's colour, it has a deep garnet, along with aromas of chocolate and plums.