Aglianico del Vulture is a red wine certificated DOC
(Denominazione di origine controllata) made from Aglianico grapes in the Vulture area located
at the province of Potenza (Regione Basilicata).
It is called vecchio after at least three years of aging in Barrique and riserva after at least five.
It is considered amoung the best vines produced in Italy and carring also the name Barolo of the South due to the similar way in production and taste.
The color of the Aglianico wine is ruby garnet red with a try and savoury taste and 11.5-13 % Alcohol. The wine goes very well with meats, especially roasts and wild game.
History says that the grapes was brought to Italy by the greek as Hellenica. The Romans called it Ellenico and used it to improve the quality of the Falerno, a favorite wine of the poets of this time. In the 15th century under the Argons it was finally nomiated as Aglianico.