Basilicata

Basilicata, home to the famous Monte Vulture, is the most mountainous region of southern Italy; less than 10% flatland. Located between Campania, Calabria and Puglia, Basilicata has coastlines on the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ionian Sea.

The region produces one wine of DOCG stature, the famous Aglianico del Vulture, made from the eponymous grape variety. Most of the vineyards are planted at significant altitude--between 400 and 600 meters above sea level--and the Aglianico ripens rather late. The name refers to its "Hellenic" origins, having been introduced by Greek settlers before the time of Roman rule.

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