Basilicata is found in the South of Italy as the region forms the arch of the bottom of “the boot.” Well under 100,000 hectoliters of wine is produced here annually. Red wines dominate the region making up more than 80% of the total output with Aglianico being Basilicata’s most important varietal.
Permitted grapes include:
White – Malvasia
Red – Aglianico, and Malvasia Nera
Aglianico del Vulture – Red and Sparkling wines are made here exclusively from Aglianico.
Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG – Only Red wines are made here exclusively from Aglianico.
Grottino di Roccanova – White, Red, and Rosé wines are made here.
IGP Basilicata – White, Red, Rosé, and Sweet wines are made here.
Matera – White, Red, Rosé, Sparkling, and Sweet wines are made here.
Terre dell’Alta Val d’Agri – Red and Rosé wines are made here primarily from Merlot.