Aglianico del Vulture: journey through history
Discover our historic caves!
Our wine cellar is thus located in an ancient palace in Rionero in Vulture, with ancient caves dating back to the 1600s and already used by Franciscan Monks.
These natural caves carved into volcanic tuff, thanks to a perfect and natural balance of temperature, constant humidity and ventilation, provide excellent conditions for the refinement of our Aglianico del Vulture, which rests in French oak barrels. All connected to each other, the caves extend underneath the town, creating a highly suggestive underground path.
We will guide you through this fascinating and historical place. We will show you where we take care of our wine.
You will taste three wines: a Basilicata I.G.T. dry white from Aglianico del Vulture grapes vinified in white, Malvasia, Moscato and Chardonnay, a Basilicata I.G.T. Red from pure Aglianico grapes and a quality sparkling wine from aromatic Moscato Dolce grape variety. All paired with taralli and Lucanian cantucci (salty and sweet biscuits).
The Food Expert: the link with Aglianico del Vulture wine and my family roots go back to an episode of childhood when, at the age of about seven, I started to look around my grandfather’s vineyard. I found him bowed near a vine. He turned, saw me, and suddenly asked me what my name was. I replied and he promised to bequeath his vineyards to me, because I was the only nephew to carry his name.
|Where||Rionero in Vulture, Potenza – 90 min from Matera|
|When||From Monday to Saturday, Sunday by reservation – duration 1.5 hours|
|Start time||10 a.m.
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 12,00
Cancellation policy: all bookings can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
What to remember: the Expert will respond within 24 hours. No amount will be charged to the card.
The link with Aglianico wine and my family roots go back to an episode of childhood when, at the age of about seven, I started to look around my grandfather’s vineyard. I found him bowed near a vine. He turned, saw me, and suddenly asked me what my name was. I replied and he promised to bequeath his vineyards to me, because I was the only nephew to carry his name.
In 1998, at the age of forty, I decided to leave my previous job as a manager to take up the challenge of enhancing Aglianico del Vulture wine. I understand today that the true legacy passed on to me by my grandfather is, beyond the vineyards, his heritage of values, the love for things done well, the desire to do more than to have. The real challenge is thus to elevate Aglianico del Vulture by combining tradition, innovation, history and local culture.
The cultivation methods used in the winery are inspired by the utmost respect for nature and are suitable to improve the accumulation of water reserve, as well as the content of organic substance. So in the first place there is the respect for plant life, for the environment and for the natural and intrinsic vitality of the soil.
The headquarters of our winery are located in Rionero in Vulture, in an ancient renovated palace with ancient natural caves dating back to the 1600s and already used by Franciscan Monks. Today they house the barrels where our wine rests and allow visitors to make a fascinating and unforgettable journey through history.
Aglianico del Vulture
Aglianico del Vulture is the red wine obtained from the vinification of Aglianico grapes. This grape is grown on the slopes of an ancient volcano, the Vulture. Thanks to the volcanic soils, the presence in depth of tuffaceous layers that work as a water reserve during dry periods and the extremely particular microclimate, Aglianico del Vulture matures to perfection allowing us to make a strong wine with a strong personality, a ruby colour and complex aromas.