Aglianico del Vulture is a D.O.C. wine (Controlled designation of origin) from the province of Potenza and, not surprisingly, called Barolo del Sud ( “Barolo of the South”) because of its excellent organoleptic characteristics somewhat similar to the renowned Piedmontese wine.
Aglianico del Vulture is an excellent wine from Basilicata, produced specifically in one area of Mount Vulture, which is located in the northern part of the Potenza’s province. This mountain is actually a dormant volcano off for a long time, on whose slopes are lands from the unique soil and climatic characteristics.
The land is rich in minerals, especially potassium, a fundamental element for the plants growth and, of course, also for the vine. In the vine, in fact, potassium plays an important role in metabolism and in the sugars translocation.
In this area there are also several natural springs of mineral water, which makes this part of Basilicata the ideal place for quality farming and wine. Aglianico del Vulture is a wine made with grapes of a vine native of this land grown in hilly areas at altitudes between 200 and 700 meters above sea level.
Aglianico del Vulture. The ancestral wine with humble roots