By Paul Caputo

Aglianico del Taburno has come a long way in a very short space of time. In the 1980s the area was a source of cheap, pergola cultivated table wine but in the last 25 years, producers have made huge steps towards establishing Taburno as one of the great Aglianico terroirs.

Aglianico del Taburno was established as a DOC in 1986 but it was in 2011 when the area’s hard fought reputation became recognised with the promotion to DOCG status.

Although scientific research continues on the Aglianico grape in order to establish its true origins, Aglianico del Taburno is a considered a biotype of Aglianico del Taurasi and Aglianico del Vulture. In the area around the Taburno massif, from which the wine takes it name, the variety carries a much greater level of acidity than on the Vulture.