“Dense aromas of tobacco leaf, goji berries, dried cranberry, pressed rose and pink peppercorn start this off. It is rounded and plush in feel on entry, but broadened out by baked red fruit flavors that are lifted by tangy acidity. Earthy floral tones rise up on the midpalate, with a hint of tomato chiming in. The copious tannins build a tightly knit frame, but the fruit and acidity do well to push through.”
“This red leads off with lots of dried rosemary and ashy smoke notes, with flavors of raspberry preserves and leather, set on a balanced palate. Medium-bodied, with grippy tannins that frim on the finish.”
This is one of Bisceglia's most successful lines of wines. However, the 2014 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarrà is less convincing than past editions. On the plus side, the wine is brimming with a level of generosity and softness that is rare to see in the very tannic and astringent Aglianico grape. But there is a noticeable touch of volatile acidity (with bruised apple aromas) that take away from the overall purity and integrity. There's a lot of sour fruit on the close. For less than double the price, I recommend the 2008 Riserva version of this wine instead.”
The Bisceglia 2014 Aglianico del Vulture Terra di Vulcano is an entry level value wine with a raw and slightly bitter style. The wine opens to dark fruit tones with dried berry and black currant followed by tar, spice and ash. Sour cherry with raw notes of cola and grilled rosemary appear on the close. You'd need to pair this wine with fatty or buttery foods in order to placate the bitterness.
Bisceglia - Wine Advocate
Tréje Basilicata IGT
The 2014 Tréje is a southern Italian mix of 40% Merlot, 40% Syrah and 20% Aglianico. This super Lucania value wine is soft and velvety with loads of dark fruit and plum. This wine represents an unbelievable value buy, and one that I enthusiastically recommend. You get so much power and depth here with a bouquet that peels back in many deep layers. Prune and blackberry segue to spice, leather and tar. The Basilicata imprinting is strong and the Aglianico component - with its distinctively ashy overtones - is what stands out most in terms of aromas. The other two international grapes give the wine more pulp and softness in terms of texture.