Vigneti del Vulture, Pipoli Bianco 2021
Region: Acerenza, Basilicata, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 50% Fiano 50% Greco
The wine is yellow in colour with green reflections. There are intense tropical fruit notes with hints of white pulp fruit, underlined throughout by a good acidity that enhances the wine’s freshness.
These north-facing, low-trained vineyards are situated on the volcanic slopes of Mount Vulture at altitudes of up to 800 meters. The long, slow growing season, due to the high altitude of the vineyards, ensures that Vulture is one of the last areas in Italy to be harvested. Late-ripening native grapes such as Greco, Fiano and Aglianico are ideally suited to the poor soils of this zone.
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.