As the flight descends into Bari, what unexpectedly strikes the first-time visitor’s eye is how flat the Puglian landscape is and how vast its olive groves are. Some 60 million olive trees grow in Puglia. I love extra virgin olive oil. And I also love wine.
In search of a true reflection of Aglianico, that enigmatic native gem from Basilicata in Italy’s deep south, we’ve just completed our first encounter with Re Manfredi 2011 DOC Aglianico del Vulture from Terre degli Svevi. What an intro!