A little light info to get us all started on BASILICATA:
Total Vineyard Size
5,567 hectares is the total regional vineyard size including vineyards producing grapes for Quality wines, Table wines & Table grapes
Dedicated to Quality
1,584 hectares are dedicated to producing grapes for Quality wines.
Grottino di Rocca Nova
Terre dell Alta Val d’Agri
Hillside locations at 200-600 metres above sea level is where you’ll find Aglianico del Vulture varietals delivering DOC & DOCG grades… 100%! Home of the only DOCG in Basilicata
% DOP / IGP
Most recent figures from 2013 indicate an estimated 21% of wines from Basilicata are produced according to EU DOP Quality standards. The region produces 5 DOP wines of which there is 1 DOCG and 4 DOC wines. They also produce 1 IGP wines accounting for 15.7% of production. Table wines account for 63% of output.
As always, a number of the regions native grape varieties are used only for blending purposes. That said, we’ve listed those grapes which we understand might be available as mono-varietals or which are important blenders. Naturally as we make our own discovery we’ll update these lists.
This grape is a bloom dusted, midnight blue/black, beauty. If you’re looking for 100% AGLIANICO varietals then for sure you’ll find them under Aglianico del Vulture DOC/DOCG. Truly ageworthy.
MALVASIA NERA DI BASILICATA
MALVASIA BIANCA DI BASILICATA
All data is intended to be for indicative purposes only due to the variability from vintage to vintage. But we do try to keep ourselves reasonably updated :)