Aglianico is a black grape variety that is grown primarily in the Campania and Basilicata regions of Italy. It is considered one of the "noble grapes" of Italy and is often compared to Nebbiolo, which is grown primarily in the Piedmont region of Italy.
Aglianico wines are known for their high tannin content and strong acidity, which give them a structured, robust character. They often have flavors and aromas of dark fruit, such as cherries and plums, as well as earthy and savory notes.
One of the most famous wines made from Aglianico is Taurasi, which is produced in the Campania region. Taurasi wines are known for their ageability, and can improve with cellaring for several years. Other notable producers of Aglianico wines include Feudi di San Gregorio, Mastroberardino, and Vesevo.
In comparison to Nebbiolo, Aglianico tends to have higher tannins and acidity, as well as a more robust and earthy character. Nebbiolo, on the other hand, is known for its delicate and floral aromas, as well as its flavors of red fruit and tar. Both grapes are highly respected for their ability to produce age-worthy wines, but the styles of the wines they produce can be quite different.