Parker-Monica Larner 92:The 2012 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarrà is a gorgeous wine and the perfect place to start for those who are not familiar with the great wines of Basilicata. The bouquet here is very distinctive with deep layers of tar, road pavement, asphalt, old spice and tobacco that make fascinating contours to black fruit and plum. Gudarrà is a dark, brooding expression with moxie, power and determination. It is unlike any other wine I have tasted from the Vulture region. The mouthfeel is leaner than I expected, but the persistency is long. It should evolve nicely over the next five to ten years. This is great value option for those curious about Aglianico. Mario Bisceglia comes from a business background and found himself catapulted into the world of wine following a dinner at New York's Le Cirque restaurant in 2000. Sirio Maccioni asked Mario if he knew of an obscure Italian red called Aglianico del Vulture. Mario (a native of Basilicata) replied in the negative. Because he was looking for a new venture, and a product from his native land that could show potential in international markets, Mario decided to invest in wine. His first vintage of Bisceglia was in 2006 and since then, his brand has grown to be one of the most important on the Vulture volcano.