This top-shelf wine now boasts Superiore status. This is a relatively new addition to the appellation. The 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Superiore Serpara is a full-bodied expression that shows power and directness. That said, efforts have evidently been taken to minimize any impression of heaviness or overextraction. Indeed, the wine glides over the palate with a long, silky texture, imparting fine-tuned aromas of black currant, grilled herb and scorched earth.