By The Vinorandum Team

Basilicata is often considered to be Italy’s most undeveloped region, suffering as it does with unemployment and youth migration away from towns and villages. Yet, Basilicata’s wine region scene continues to earn international support for a single red wine, Aglianico del Vulture. Focussed around Monte Vulture, an extinct volcano in the Province of Potenza named after the crater’s uncanny resemblance to a vulture’s talon, the Aglianico variety has found its home in the volcanic sand and clay soils that characterise the area.

Appellations of Basilicata

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

Aglianico del Vulture DOC is one of Italy’s cult red wine growing areas, producing high quality wines capable of ageing for many years. The best wines from these volcanic and clay soils have earned the region comparisons with Barolo for its often robust structure and floral aromas.

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Basilicata IGP

Catch all regional appellation for winemaking in Basilicata.

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Grottino di Roccanova DOC

Grottino di Roccanova is a small DOC in the south of Basilicata.

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