Italian wines from the southern region of Basilicata Cantina Venosa
Basilicata a region in southern Italy that touches a body of water -
notably a small section of Basilicata borders the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas.
"It is a hot region, but the proximity to water allows them to cool down during the evening,
a great climate for winemaking," Notable local white varieties include Moscato and Malvasia, "
the best of which comes from the Vulture zone and the eastern Bradano Valley,"
The Aglianico grape is the star of Aglianico del Vulture.
" While Aglianico is the celebrity red variety of the region, Basilicata's other prominent red grapes include Primitivo,
Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Bombino Nero.."
Producer: Cantina di Venosa
Variety grapes: Aglianico 100%.
Production area : North eastern part of the province of Potenza, defined by the product that includes the territory of n. 15 municipalities,
especially in the Municipality of the City of Venosa Orazio.
Ageing : In small French oak barrels from 225 to 500 liters each for 10-15 months and in the bottle for at least 6 months.
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- Venosa Vignali Aglianico del Vulture DOC
- Venosa Terre Di Orazio Aglianico del Vulture DOC
- Venosa Gesualdo da Venosa Aglianico del Vulture DOC
2011 Venosa Vignali Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Perfect for grilled or roasted meat dishes, this
is a well-priced and approachable
Aglianico-based wine, with soft tones of ripe
fruit and tobacco. The finish is clean and
tight, with medium intensity.
2011 Venosa Terre Di Orazio Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Well-structured and elegant wine that presents:
Deep ruby red color with light garnet. Vinous
bouquet and personal with a delicate bouquet of
violets and cassis. Dry, full and intense,
The classic dishes for this
wine, well aged, is best with roasts, dishes,
game and aged cheeses. It is a ypical wine for
roasted red and white meat, pasta dishes, game
and hard cheeses. It is suggested to open one
hour before serving at 18 ° - 20 ° C.
2008 Venosa Gesualdo da Venosa Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Deep ruby red wine, with warm fruity and spicy notes. The full-bodied, tannic and mineral notes with lava.
Winemaking: In temperature-controlled stainless steel
Aging: 9 months in French oak barrels. This wine can be left a few years in the cellar.