Vigneti del Vulture, Piano del Cerro Aglianico del Vulture 2019

Vigneti del Vulture, Piano del Cerro Aglianico del Vulture 2019

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Region: Acerenza, Basilicata, Italy

Vintage: 2019

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Aglianico

ABV: 13.5%

Notes: Vegetarian, vegan

Deep red in colour, this wine displays hints of blackberry and blackcurrants mixed with spicy, balsamic notes on the nose. It has great structure on the palate and good length on the finish.

The vineyards belonging to this estate are superb: low-trained and planted on the volcanic soils of the slopes of Mount Vulture at altitudes of up to 600 metres above sea level. The volcanic soils are rich in potassium, which gives the wines a good level of acidity.The Aglianico vines planted here come from a selection of clones from the oldest vineyards in the Acerenza town. The area is one of Italy's most remote and poorest. It is isolated and undeveloped and, according to consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini, is like stepping back a few centuries in time.

Valentino Sciotti (of Farnese) took over this small co-operative in Acerenza, in the heart of the Aglianico del Vulture zone, in 2008. Consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini works with the talented Danilo Gizzi to capture the character of the grapes, and area, in the finished wine.