Cantina Giardino Le fole Aglianico d’Irpinia 2008. Well it isn't really the wine of the day because I had it last night, but I still think it is worthy of Wine of the Day status. In my opinion, Le fole is the best wine you have never heard of.
Aglianico is an inky-skinned red wine grape native to southern Italy. It was the first wine that turned on the light in the attic to illuminate what Italian wine could be and should be. Aglianico is one of the most accessible wines in the world. It is real hard to miss the complexity of the wine. It is humble, but powerful without being over the top. Elegant, full of velvety tannins and it continues to be the greatest value in wine. If you haven't tried Aglianico, the Le Fole is the one to try. At $24.99 it is a steal. A great wine shows its place. This wine shows its place. You taste the volcanic soils, the sun drenched vineyards, the salt from the sea. You think I'm kidding? Well, maybe I'm embellishing a little, but if you take anything from this post take this: GO OUT AND BUY AGLIANICO while it is still inexpensive. Sooner or later it will get the respect it so rightfully deserves and the price will go through the roof. Until then buy Aglianico from producers like D'Angelo in Basilicata, Mastroberardino in Campania and Cantina Giardino in Campania.