Wine List: Aglianico del Vulture To Auslese

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Aglianico del Vulture
The red Aglianico del Vulture wine was accorded the DOC designation in 1971. It is made from the Aglianico red grape variety in much of the southern region of Basilicata near Mount Vulture. It was the first southern DOC wine. Suggested food pairings include Lamb Chops and and Pork Ribs. See I Love Italian Wine and Food - The Basilicata Region for a review of an Aglianico del Vulture.

Albarino is a variety of white grape in the northwestern region of Spain and northern Portugual. It is known for fruit flavors. Suggested food pairings for Albarino wines include Fried Shrimp or Oysters and Sushi and Sashimi (light fish). See A Galicia Spain Albariño (Under $15) for a review an Albariño wine.

Aligoté is a generally pedestrain variety of white grape grown in the famous wine region of Burgundy, France and elsewhere such as Canada. The best Aligoté wines are said to come from the Burgundy village of Bouzeron. See A Burgundy Aligoté for a review an Aligoté wine.

Amarone fine wine red and Italian wine lists

Amarone, one specially produced fine wine.

Amarone is a very special, powerful northern Italian red wine made from shriveled grapes that have dried for several months. It is a full-bodied wine weighing in at about 15% or 16% alcohol, and tastes of chocolate, mocha, and dried figs. Suggested food pairings include Steak au Poivre (Pepper Steak) and Italian Parmesan cheese. See I Love Italian Wine and Food - Amarone and Friends for a review of an Amarone wine.

Auslese is a German language term for a sweet late harvest wine. The grapes are picked by hand, usually in late November or early December. Such wines are best accompanied by food, such as hearty German cuisine. See I Love German Wine – A Mosel Riesling Auslese for a review of an Auslese wine.

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