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Cantina di Venosa Scarl
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Red wine 2003 Aglianico del Vulture DOC Carato Venusio, Basilicata, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: Up to 25.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: New and used barrique
Variety: Aglianico
Registration number: #CV-L07C01

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Last reviewed: 25 April, 2008

DOC area for red wine in the Italian region of Basilicata. The zone includes the municipalities of Aderenza, Banzi, Barile, Forenza, Genzano di Lucania, Ginestra, Lavello, Maschito, Melfi, Palazzo San Gervasio, Rapolla, Rionero in Vulture, Ripacandida and Venosa in the province of Potenza. The vineyards cover about 1,500 hectares of vines and are situated up to almost 700 metres above sea level on the slopes of the eponymous extinct volcano Monte Vulture, which has shaped the area with its special soil type, which is perfectly suited for viticulture. It is fragmented into around 1,000 small estates. Since ancient times, wine has been produced here, which was...

The Italian region with the capital Potenza is located "at the sole of the boot". The viticulture can be traced back to the Phoenicians. The Romans called the country Lucania and this name is still in use today, along with Basilicata. The current name is derived from the Byzantine "basilikos", which was a term used in the 9th and 10th centuries to describe the provincial princes who ruled here. The mountainous highlands consist mainly of sedimentary rock with soils of clay, limestone and sand and are crossed by numerous watercourses. Basilicata is enclosed by the three regions of Puglia, Calabria and Campania. There are...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, the beginnings go back at least to before 1,000 BC. It was at this time that the Etruscans appeared in central Italy, settling areas in the four regions of today's Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origins of Italian wine culture lie above all in the Greek colonisation, which brought Greek wine culture to the peninsula, beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the ideal land for...

The red grape variety comes from Italy. There are 65 synonyms for at least partly slightly different varieties. The most important are Aglianica, Aglianica de Pontelatone, Aglianichella, Aglianichello, Aglianico Amaro, Aglianico Crni, Aglianico del Vulture, Aglianico di Benevente, Aglianico di Castellaneta, Aglianico di Lapio, Aglianico di Puglia, Aglianico di Taurasi, Aglianico Femminile, Aglianico Liscio, Aglianico Mascolino, Aglianico Nero, Aglianico Pannarano, Aglianico Trignarulo Aglianico Tringarulo, Aglianico Zerpoluso, Aglianico Zerpuloso, Aglianicuccia, Agliano, Agliatica, Agliatico, Agnanico, Agnanico di Castellaneta, Cascavoglia, Cassano,...

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