The noble red grape of Campania is the Aglianico who was planted by the Greeks in antiquity around the town of Naple. Campania is a very volcanic area and the wines in the region grow on a soil that contains large amount of tuff (Tufo in Italian). We really love Aglianicos at NapaCabs because they produce wines with tons of character and complexity. Young, Aglianicos tend to be exuberant, delivering complex berry jam flavor, licorice and spicy herbs, supported by a solid structure. With age wines made with Aglianico become very elegant and develop Bordeaux like character.