By Paul Caputo

What is Aglianico del Vulture?

Aglianico del Vulture is a thick skinned red grape variety. It was once considered to be Greek in origin, although the latest studies suggest that it could have been a natural crossing that predates arrival of Ancient Greek settlers.

Where is Aglianico del Vulture grown?

Aglianico del Vulture is a red grape variety grown in the Monte Vulture of Basilicata. It is considered to be a biotype of Aglianico grown in Campania and Puglia. It is utilised in the Aglianico del Vulture DOC and the Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG classifications.

What type of wines does Aglianico make?

Aglianico is traditionally a still red wine. There is an increasing number of rosato wines being made from the grape. Some producers such as Vigne Mastrodomenico also produce a sweet passito wine from the variety. There is a also a movement of producers experimenting with traditional method sparkling wines. These are made in a Blanc de Noirs style.