Pipoli Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Grown in the Maschito, Irsina and Acerenza areas of the Basilicata region, just a few miles southeast of the extinct Vulture volcano. Colonized by the Greeks around 7th century B.C., the area is rich in ancient folklore and myth. Mostly hilly and mountainous, it is wedged between the two seas of the Mediterranean basin and is one of the country’s least populated areas; the climate is mostly continental.
Hand-harvested grapes from select vineyards are pre-fermented and macerated at controlled temperatures. The wine ages in stainless steel and barrique. Lovely structure and ripe tannins make for a young and appealing version of a noble wine.
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Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine Review Online91
- 2015 | Wine Spectator89
- 2015 | Ultimate Wine Challenge92
- 2014 | Ambassador91
- 2013 | Wine Advocate88
Type of yeast:
10-18 °C (50-64 °F)
Stainless steel (60%) and barrique (40%)
Aging before bottling:
Aging in bottle:
Venosa, Maschito, and Rapolla
Volcanic soil, rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff
400-550 meters (1,312-1,804 feet) above sea level
4-5 tons per hectare
Time of harvest:
Deep red with violet highlights, lively aromas jump from the glass: black cherry notes integrated by spice and vanilla. Good structure, ripe tannins, lengthy, balsamic finish and fresh fruit on the palate.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Pairs well with all meat dishes and aged cheese.
Up to 10 years