Aglianicone | Red wine grape native to Italy. It was thought to be a subvariety of Aglianico, hence it was called Aglianico Femmina or Aglianichello over time.

Where grownBasilicata Here Aglianicone is probably more common than is widely believed. No pure DOC wines exist. The only one DOC wine based on Aglianicone is Castel San Lorenzo (85-100% of the blend), though there are a number of supposedly pure Aglianicone IGT wines. | Campania: Aglianicone appears at present to be limited to the countryside around Salerno and Benevento. 

Viticulture | Aglianicone has medium-large, conical pyramidal bunches and medium-sized, round berries. Never too vigorous. Aglianicone has reduced fertility and low yields because of millerandage.

Wine styleAglianicone is fruitier and less spicy than Aglianico, but similarly full bodied and tannic.

Bibliography

See Dr Ian d’Agata, Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014).

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.152