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50% Aglianico 50% Merlot
For many years Aglianico was thought to have been brought to southern Italy by the Greeks, and Aglianico was thus interpreted as a corruption of the word Hellenic. DNA analysis has found no close relationships with any known Greek varieties though. Research has now strongly suggested that Aglianico is an ancient variety that is indigenous to southern Italy whose ancestors have gone extinct. In Campania near the “shin” of Italy, merlot has been used for some time to help moderate the tannin and acidity of Aglianico while lending brighter fruit to the wine. Here we have Dragoon Vineyards Aglianico blended with Fort Bowie Merlot.