Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG
“Basilisco” in Greek means “little King”. This title designed the governors during the Byzantium Empire of “Basilicata” (literally “land of the Basileus”, ie the King).
Denomination: Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG
Grapes: Aglianico 100%
Location of vineyard: Barile
Area under vines: 4 hectares
Altitude and exposure: 500 meters asl, South – Southeast
Soil type: Volcanic, tuffaceous, clayey
Training system: Volcanic, tuffaceous, clayey
Fermentation: 14 – 16 months in French oak barriques I and II hand
Ageing: 12 mesi in barriques, tonneaux, e botti di rovere francese di I, II e III passaggio. Minimo 12 mesi in bottiglia
Organoleptic evaluation: Structered and powerful wine, ruby-red coloured with deep-purple nuances. It has a complex balsamic aroma with scent of soft fruits, plums, blackberries and cherries. Elegant and with a long textural finish.
Maturation: 12 months minimum
Serving temperature: 18 °C
Bottles produced annually: 12000