Basilicata

The rising star of Southern Italy

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Basilicata: the cradle of Aglianico

Basilicata, a region in the south of Italy, is seldom mentioned in the context of wine discussions.

Despite being the smallest region in Southern Italy, Basilicata punches above its weight in terms of recognition in the Italian wine scene.

On the slopes of inactive Vulture volcano, the Aglianico grape benefits from high elevations and a cool mesoclimate, resulting in an extended growing cycle. It often gives refined wines with excellent aging potential

Basilicata in a Nutshell
  • Area: 10,073 km2 (14th out of 20)
  • Mountain: 46,8%
  • Hill: 45,1%
  • Plain: 8%
  • Highest peak: Monte Pollino (2,248 mt)
  • Population: 537,577 (0,9%)
  • Provinces: Potenza, Matera
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Interesting facts about Basilicata
  • It is the smallest region in Southern Italy and ranks third among the Italian regions with the tiniest wine production (after Valle d’Aosta and Liguria).
  • 47% of the regional surface is mountainous, and the vineyards are concentrated around Mont Vulture, benefiting from high altitude resulting in a long growing cycle for Aglianico.
  • Statistics on the region are hard to find but red Aglianico del Vulture makes the lion’s share of total volumes.

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Wine areas

Explore the heart of Basilicata's winemaking on the slopes of Mount Vulture. Experience the terroir and taste the renowned Aglianico del Vulture, where ancient tradition meets modern excellence.

Grapes

Discover Basilicata's famed Aglianico red wines. Experience the unique taste that sets this region apart. Savor the tradition, embrace the excellence

Wineries

Explore the distinguished wineries of Basilicata's wine region, where tradition meets excellence: Cantine del Notaio, Paternoster, Elena Fucci

Travel

Experience the charm of Basilicata through its quaint, history-rich villages, and untouched rural landscape. Immerse yourself in a journey through time and nature, where the beauty of the past meets the serenity of the present.

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