Aglianico del Vulture
Aglianico del Vulture is the most famous wine excellence of the Basilicata region. It is produced in a volcanic mountainous area in the province of Potenza dominated by the presence of Mount Vulture, an extinct volcano that reaches an altitude of 1,327 m, and is populated by lakes, woods, streams, pastures and, above all, vineyards. From the red grapes of one of the most widespread vines in Southern Italy, grown on the slopes of the great volcano, comes this red wine of great structure, power and complexity. It can benefit from long ageing in wooden barrels which are kept in the typical cellars dug out of the tuff rock. In this way it reaches warm, harmonious and velvety expressions, elegantly accompanying important meat dishes and very tasty mature cheeses.