Jul 182015

A 2008 Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture Gudarrà was opened last night. It’s been waving to me from the basement rack, begging to be tasted. I needed an Italian red to go with supper, so I agreed.

It’s made in the instep of the Italian boot and is from Lavello, which is known as “Wine Town,” in the Basilicata region. Gudarrà means “to be enjoyed” in the local dialect, and enjoy this wine you will. I found it dark and brooding–full of leather, black plums and intense spiciness with a long luscious finish. Great garnet color reddening on the edges.

Gudarra aglianico

It paired perfectly with Martha Stewart’s One-Pan Pasta, but then it’s pairing perfectly with typing up a blog post as I re-taste it now. Very good on the second day, too.

One pot pasta IMG_0059

Wine bio:

Purchased for about $20 in the fall of 2014
Wine Spectator scores it at 90
Cellartracker says drink between: 2013 – 2017
Vinehound rating 91