Vinifera, the World's Great Wine Grapes

Vinifera, the World's Great Wine Grapes

by Ghigo Press
     
 

Boxed set of 45 reference cards, offering color photographs, descriptions, histories and lore about the World's Top Wine producing Grapes. Food pairing suggestions are also offered.

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Boxed set of 45 reference cards, offering color photographs, descriptions, histories and lore about the World's Top Wine producing Grapes. Food pairing suggestions are also offered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979926020
Publisher:
Ghigo Press
Publication date:
10/20/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
3.27(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.98(d)

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Aglianico may be the most under-appreciated varietal of the red grapes. It's only a matter of time before this southern Italian grape is given its due place among the best of Italian vinifera, along with Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Aglianico was introduced to Italy (or cultivated from local wild Italian vines) by ancient Greeks or Phoenicians. As a result, sun loving Aglianico derived its name from the phrase Vitis Hellenico (Grapevine of the Greeks). With notes of fig, prune and cherry in abundance, Aglianico produces a highly mineral, earthy wine. Aglianico is probably the oldest cultivated grape in Italy and certainly yields a big, beautiful and charismatic red. If Homer took a pause from his storytelling to quaff a good wine, Aglianico might well have been in his cup. Pairs well with hearty meats and bold red-sauce pastas, gnocchi and buffalo mozzarella. Delightful with a ricotta cavatelli and garlic sauteed rapini. ORIGIN: SOUTHERN ITALY

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