Feb 15, 2012
2008 Mastroberardino Campania Aglianico
Not having touched a golf club in months, I was not very happy to learn of my brother's recent golf trip to Naples to play Old Collier. Rather than wallow in self pity, I thought that I would go to the wine shop and drown in it instead! I tried some free association to get my mind off of it and remembered that Naples was the capital of Campania. Aglianico is the predominant grape of the region and, low and behold, a new Chairman's Selection was staring me in the face: 2008 Mastroberardino Aglianico. The choice was obvious!
This week's pick is available for $15.99, a pretty decent discount from the widely available internet price.
What Others Thought
While "Aglianico" was not previously in many people's wine vocabulary, a few assured me it was now a "welcome addition". Since you typically only find Chianti Classico at this price point, some were "thrilled" to find an Italian offering in our state store system that was "a bit out of the ordinary".
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