Aglianico del Vulture DOC
The Aglianico del Vulture was granted DOCG status in 2011 and can be produced only in the following communes: Rionero in Vulture, Barile, Rapolla, Ripacandida, Ginestra, Maschito, Forenza, Acerenza, Melfi, Atella, Venosa, Lavello, Palazzo San Gervasio, Banzi and Genzano di Lucania. Aglianico derives the name from its "Hellenic" origins, introduced and planted by Wine Greeks well before the era of Roman rule.
The wines are produced from grapes that tend to ripen rather late, grown at significant altitudes of between 400 and 600 meters above sea level. Fullbodied and cellarworthy.