Pipoli Greco-Fiano Basilicata IGT

From grapes 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 the 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.

The grapes for this wine are destemmed and soft pressed and are carefully preserved to avoid contact with oxygen and maintain its fresh, aromatic bouquet. The wine then rests on its noble lees, in stainless steel, for five to six months.


Wine exported to

USA

Most recent awards

  • 2019 | Luca Maroni94
  • 2016 | Ultimate Wine Challenge89
  • 2016 | Wine Spectator89
  • 2014 | Wine Advocate88
Grape Varieties:

60% Greco and 40% Fiano

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Select

Fermentation temperature:

12-14 °C (53.6-57.2 °F)

Length of maceration:

48 hours

Malolactic fermentation:

No

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Bottling period:

December

Closure:

Natural cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Maschito, Irsina, Acerenza

Soil composition:

Volcanic soil, rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

500-600 meters (1,640-1,969 feet) above sea level

Yield:

4-5 tons per hectare

Exposure:

southwestern

Years planted:

1985-1990

Time of harvest:

Mid-September

Tasting notes:

Straw yellow with greenish reflections, the nose is intense, showing rich aromas and intriguing notes of tropical fruit, confirmed on a fresh, lively palate marked by zesty acidity.

Food pairings:

Excellent with fish, but wonderful as an aperitif.