Aglianico is a red grape most commonly grown in the Campania and Basilicata regions of Italy. In Campania, the grape is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The vine originated in Greece and was brought to Campania by Greek settlers. The grape has also recently been planted in Australia and California, as it thrives in predominantly sunny climates. In Australia it is being introduced in the Murray Darling region with some success, whiles producers in McLaren Vale, Margaret River, Mudgee and Riverland are also experimenting.
Wines produced from Aglianico tend to be full bodied with firm tannins and high acidity, making this a wine that has aging potential. They are ink-black, with flavors of black fruits, smoke, dark chocolate and even iron filings are common.