Located in the southernmost part of the Italian peninsula, Basilicata is another wine region largely unknown to American consumers. Home to rustic, expressive wines loaded with personality and structure, the region’s growers have mastered the art of painting a vivid picture of their native terroir with every glass. These are some of Italy’s most exciting yet mysterious wines.

 

The most important wine district in Basilicata, the Vulture DOCG is a unique locale. Perched on the slopes of a long-extinct volcano, the area boasts a multitude of differing microclimates perfect for the creation of complex wines. This is the home of Aglianico, Southern Italy’s most celebrated grape variety.

 

Established in 2000, Elena Fucci has rapidly emerged as the pre-eminent producer on the Vulture’s Southeastern slopes. Found near the town of Barile, the estate is comprised of one 6-hectare vineyard representing some of the oldest Aglianico vines found in the region. Farmed by the family since the 1930s, the Titolo cru is lovingly tended with an emphatic respect for nature its cycles. Completely worked by hand and without the use of chemicals, the resulting wine has become synonymous for superior quality and the expression of terroir.

VINI ROSSI

Titolo Aglianico del Vulture

Titolo Aglianico del Vulture (1.5 L)

PRESS & REVIEWS

2016 Aglianico

2016 Aglianico

2015 Aglianico

2015 Aglianico

2014 Aglianico

2013 Aglianico

2011 Aglianico

94 pts (Wine Advocate)

Tre Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)

92 pts (Robert Parker)

Tre Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)

Tre Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)

Tre Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)

Tre Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)

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