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Al-Yan-Ik-Oh or Alli-Yawn-Nico Aglianico is a red wine grape, native to the south of Italy. Along with Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, it makes up the holy trinity of tannic Italian red varietals. Aglianico’s exact origins are a mystery. For a long time, it was believed that it was introduced to Italy by the Ancient Greeks, but DNA testing has revealed no connection. Aglianico grows best in hot, dry climates, and is a thick-skinned and vigorous grape. It requires careful attention while growing because it has a tendency to produce large amounts of fruit. The grape is grown in very small quantities in Argentina, Australia and the United States, but it is mostly cultivated in Southern Italy. Within Southern Italy, production is largely focused on 2 regions, Campania and Basilicata. All of these contain deposits of volcanic soil, in which Aglianico thrives.