The Aglianico del Vulture DOC “Teodosio” Basilisco fermentation and maceration took place in stainless steel tanks and lasted for 15 to 30 days, followed by 10 to 12 months’ maturation in second and third year French oak barriques.
The 25 hectares of vineyard are managed in the belief that through allowing the vines and soil to reach their own balance, it is possible to obtain the best fruit with the minimum of intervention. The “Historical” vineyard is located in Barile, a beautiful old six hectare vineyard where the vines are grown on traditional “capanno”, together with fruit and olive trees. Situated at 500 metres above sea level, the vines are planted at a density of 5,000 vines per hectare and are trained according to the Guyot method. The soils, which are volcanic, tuff stone and clayey, enrich the resulting wines with the unmistakable characteristics of freshness and minerality. The harvest is performed exclusively by hand, with each grape being picked at the optimum maturity.
Basilisco is Feudi di San Gregorio’s winery in Basilicata, located in the commune of Barile, in the very heart of the Aglianico del Vulture DOCG. The vineyard sits at altitude and the vines are grown in volcanic soils, surrounded by olive trees and nourished by the warm Italian sunshine, conditions which are ideally suited to southern Italy’s flagship variety, Aglianico. The Basilisco vines are farmed organically under the watchful eye of Pierpaolo Sirch and have been certified organic from the 2015 vintage.