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
Most recent awards
- 2016 | Ultimate Wine Challenge89
- 2016 | Wine Spectator89
- 2014 | Wine Advocate88
60% Greco and 40% Fiano
Type of yeast:
12-14 °C (53.6-57.2 °F)
Length of maceration:
Maschito, Irsina, Acerenza
Volcanic soil, rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff
500-600 meters (1,640-1,969 feet) above sea level
4-5 tons per hectare
Time of harvest:
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.
Excellent with fish, but wonderful as an aperitif.