Agio is the easy choice for authentic Italian wines. Our Regional Italian Wine Portfolio will be available by the bottle or the glass at our cozy wine bar. While we are still finalizing our menu, our selection will include many reasonably-priced pours including some of the following favorites. Selection and pricing may vary.
2004 Vesevo Beneventano Aglianico – Dark-earth and black pepper aromas together with big, dense, spicy flavors mark this powerful red.
2006 Terredora DiPaolo Falanghina – Campania’s largest vineyard owner produces aromatic, luscious, pear-flavored wines like this one.
2005 Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco – Lacryma Christi (“tears of Christ”) is made from the Coda di Volpe (“tail of the fox”) grape variety– offering citrusy fruit and a stony finish.
2004 Librandi Ciro Rosso ($20) The Gaglioppo grape variety from the southern Italian region of Calabria creates a pale, smoky red, with a flavor and scent of sweet dried cherries.
2005 Promessa Rosso Salento – The main red grape of Apulia is Negroamaro, which means “black bitter.” But this wine’s plummy fruit makes it rather sweet.
2005 Feudo Arancio Nero d’ Avola – Sicily is known for its warmth, but the island’s interior sees cold nights which give this lush red wine an acidity to contrast the sweet blackberry fruit.
2005 Colosi Sicilia Rosso – Colosi, a tiny Aeolian island of Salina, produces one of the best Sicilian reds: this tarry, intense, 100 percent Nero d’ Avola bottling.
Friuli – Venezia Giulia
2005 Formentini Pinot Grigio – Made by the oldest producer in the Collio region, this wine is richer and more substantial than most Pinot Grigios.
Trentino – Alto Adige
2005 J. Hofstaetter Pinot Bianco – Vineyards of the Alto Adige region produce this peach- and nectarine-scented white.
2006 Maculan Pino & Toi – Based in Breganze, at the foot of the Italian Alps, this wildly floral, affordable blend of Tocai, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio is delicious.
2005 Allegrini Soave ($14) Allegrini is primarily known for Amarones, but this Soave recalls lilacs, green apples and citrus zest.
2006 Cavalchina Bardolino – The Bardolino DOC is a refreshing red wine, typically a blend of the local grape varieties Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and Negrara.
2006 Ceretto Blange Arneis – Floral and light, with a flavor recalling oranges -this is Piedmont’s most appealing white grape variety.
2005 Capezzana Conti Contini Sangiovese – This deep-purple Sangiovese, loaded with blackberry fruit, is a Tuscan favorite.
2005 Gualdo del Re Eliseo Bianco – This blend of Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia and Clairette is bright and fresh, full of green-apple and spice notes.
2005 La Mozza I Perazzi – I Perazzi bursts with bright berry and cherry flavors.
2004 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva – This wine comes from an estate south of Florence & has the scent of tea leaves and ripe fruit that recalls cherry liqueur.
2005 Fattoria le Pupille Morellino di Scansano – Le Pupille is from the South of Tuscany– a lush, raspberry-scented red.
2005 La Carraia Sangiovese – Top winemaker Riccardo Cotarella makes this juicy, eminently drinkable Umbrian Sangiovese, rich with berry flavors & light notes of anise and savory spice.
2004 Illuminati Riparosso – This velvety, full-bodied red comes from Abruzzo–a region that’s been known for its wines since 217 BC.