Aglianico A dark-skinned Italian grape variety of Greek origin (the name itself is a corruption of the word Ellenico, the Italian word for Hellenic), is cultivated in the mountainous centre of Italy's south, in particular in the provinces of Avellino and Benevento in Campania , and in the provinces of Potenza and Matera in the Basilicata . Scattered traces of this early budding vine variety can also be found in Calabria , in Apulia , and on the island of Procida near Naples. The grape seems to prefer soils of volcanic origin and achieves its finest results in the two DOC s of Taurasi in Campania and...
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