The Aglianico del Vulture PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: Red and Red Spumante.
The production area of Aglianico del Vulture PDO is within the territory of numerous municipalities in the Province of Potenza, in the Basilicata region.
Red, Red Spumante: 100% Aglianico del Vulture and/or Aglianico.
Description of product typologies
Aglianico del Vulture PDO Rosso is dark ruby-red in colour; it displays a nose of minerals, yielding to sensations of blackberry and currant jam, juniper berries, tobacco and spicy notes; on the palate it is dense with velvety tannins and a long persistence. Aglianico del Vulture PDO Spumante Rosso ranges from ruby to garnet-red in colour and with age it can also manifest orange reflections; it exhibits a nose of field flowers, which is combined with a fruity fragrance; on the palate there are red fruits and spices. Aglianico del Vulture PDO wine cannot be made available for consumption before September 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were produced.Aglianico del Vulture PDO wine of the Spumante typology, must be obtained exclusively from natural fermentation in bottles and the length of the processing procedure must not be less than nine months.
Grape variety specifications
The Aglianico del Vulture PDO may be accompanied by added geographical information referring to the municipalities, districts or areas within the production area from which the grapes that produced the wine actually originate.