Aglianico del Vulture
Orazio, the latin poet from Venosa, praised its virtues.
The ancient romans called the Aglianico wine “Vitiis Ellenica”. And in fact it was the Greeks who introduced it to southern Italy around the VII – VI century AD.
Aglianico is a grapevine which, considering the period it was introduced to the south of Italy, has since developed an extraordinary natural defence mechanism and ability to adapt to its surrounding habitat, surviving and evolving for over two thousand years.
The results of this process are grapes of an exceptional quality. Naturally suited to the production of organic wine.
Without doubt one of the best Italian wines.
It is still a “niche” product, much appreciated by its devoted enthusiasts but little known to the public at large.
AREA of PRODUCTION
In the area officially defined as DOC, at the foot of Mount Vulture, an extinct volcano situated in the northern part of the province of Potenza, in Basilicata.
The Aglianico del Vulture wine is produced from the vinification of the Aglianico grapes in purity.
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