Basilicata, which encapsulates all the varieties of the Italian landscape in just eleven thousand square kilometres, is one of the country's most genuine regions, dominated by mother nature which has never completely surrendered to the march of mankind. Here the vines compete with the more widespread olive for the land. The Mount Vulture volcano, extinct since antiquity, dominates the plateau rising to a height of 1300 metres. Its lava mixed with the soil rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff, creates a terroir that is unique of its kind in the Mediterranean's winemaking panorama. The component of volcanic origin gives the wine a particular minerality and flavour. The most widespread vine in Basilicata is Aglianico, from the name of the Greek vine, Ellenico or Hellenic. Aglianico has been cultivated from time immemorial on the plateau around the extinct Mount Vulture volcano. Frederick II of Swabia had a particular fondness for this land as shown by the stupendous castles that are still perfectly preserved here today. Since Swabian times, this generous wine has celebrated King Manfred, fearless warrior son of the Emperor. Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture doc, the company's representative wine, comes from a 52-hectare vineyard located at 420 m a.s.l. in land of volcanic origin in the Commune of Venosa. It is the wine that best interprets the characteristics of Aglianico del Vulture. Worked pure with fermentations using natural yeasts at low temperatures, it ages in French barriques that endow it with light hints of vanilla and thyme. Distinguished by an exceptional personality it is a powerful well-balanced wine with an elegant and warm spicy underglow and a creamy finish.
The wine is put into barrique for 10-12 months, depending on the age of the wood, after malolactic fermentation.
From 12 to 18 months
Is an intense deep ruby
The bouquet is ample, with dominant notes of bitter cherry, aromatic herbs and distant hints of vanilla and pepper.
Vegetal, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt
The flavour has an exceptional powerful and imperious personality, with warm elegant undertones of spices and cream. This is a
wine with marked minerality and flavour, characteristics that give it extraordinary harmony.
100% Aglianico del Vulture
Starters, Ham & Salami / cured meats, Pasta, Rice with mushrooms, Grilled meat, Game, Cured cheeses
Earthfood Starters, Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meatr, Meat Read, Cured cheeses