Basilicata: birthplace of Aglianico del Vulture

This vine was introduced to Basilicata around 4th Century B.C. by the Ancient Greeks. Even today the most cultivated grape of this area is derived from the one imported by the Greeks: Aglianico, whose name is simply a mutation of the word "Ellenico"("Greek" in Latin).

In Roman times, the mythic Falernum wine was obtained from this grape, and today it is the only D.O.C. wine of Basilicata: Aglianico del Vulture. Produced on the volcanic terrain in the countryside of Vulture, it has either a ruby or bright pomegranate color, a vinous bouquet that improves with age, and is pleasantly dry with a velvety finish.

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