Vulture: not only Aglianico
In order to disprove the idea everyone has about Vulture as a land exclusively dedicated to Aglianico, therefore to red wines, let's introduce two white wines before a classic Aglianico del Vulture.
Let's start with the white wine of Cantine del Notaio, a very good and well known winery, whose wines are easy to remember as they all have the name of a notary's practice, in memory of the activity of the ancestors of the current owner. The winery is of an extraordinary beauty. Dug in the volcanic tuff, it seems an underground cathedral full of casks and of sacred and symbolic images. Gerardo Giuratrabocchetti puts soul and passion in his work and his wines are always extraordinary and full of personality.
Preliminare 2019 Cantine del Notaio
90/100 - € 12,00
Blend of Moscato, Malvasia, Chardonnay and Aglianico vinified "in white". Stainless steel for 4 months on the yeasts. Classic straw yellow color. Fresh and fragrant aromas with notes of orange flowers, whitehorn and fruity notes of mango, medlar and apricot. Wide taste, savory and well sustained by acidity. Savory finish.
For the Vulture area, Re Manfredi is a big winery, with more than one hundred hectares of vineyards. In reality it is a medium sized winery which belongs to Gruppo Italiano Vini, a large constellation of wineries which make up the largest winery of Italy. Besides Aglianico del Vulture of excellent level, such as the top company Re Manfredi, this pleasing white wine is also produced.
Basilicata Bianco 2019 Re Manfredi
90/100 - € 14,00
Aglianico del Vulture Synthesi 2018 Paternoster
89/100 - € 11,00
100% Aglianico grapes. Matures in big oak Slavonian barrels 80% and in French barriques 20%. Intense and bright ruby red color. Typical aromas of autumn underbrush, alfalfa, fresh dark floral notes. Average body and good progression with youthful tannins but not overwhelming. Good and intense