Greco/Fiano `Pipoli`

Potenza

Vigneti del Vulture

Valentino Sciotti (of Vesevo, Gran Sasso and other Farnese estates) took over this...

small co-operative in Basilicata in Acerenza in the heart of the Aglianico del Vulture zone in 2008. Consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini works with Manuel Barbone, and together they manage to capture the character of the grapes and the zone superbly in the bottle.

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Vineyards

The low trained vineyards are situated on the volcanic slopes of Mount Vulture at altitudes of up to 800 metres. The long slow growing season, due to the high altitude of the vineyards, ensures that Vulture is one of the last areas in Italy to harvest, so late ripening native grapes such as Greco, Fiano and Aglianico are ideally suited to the poor soils of this zone.

Vintage Information

The 2017 harvest was the warmest and driest on record. These conditions meant that the grapes matured earlier than normal, by about 10 days.

Vinification

The grapes were chilled on arrival at the winery, gently crushed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 10°C. All handling of the juice is done in an oxygen free environment in order to preserve the fresh aroma of this wine. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks on its lees.

Tasting Notes

Pale lemon in colour, with perfumes of tropical fruit and a touch of vegetal notes. Rich yet fresh with a lime zest character, which comes from the Greco fruit, balancing the richness.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 50% Fiano
50% Greco
Region Potenza, Basilicata
Winemaker Dennis Verdecchia
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 6.38g/l
Residual Sugar 7.1g/l
Wine pH 3.32