Italy

Vigneti del Vulture

Pipoli Rosato del Basilicata 2023

$13.00
A rosé made from Aglianico, elegant, fruity and delicious
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The Pipoli Rosato cuvée is produced using Aglianico grapes, an indigenous grape variety from the Basilicata region. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 800 meters and harvested at the end of September, earlier than for the red. The altitude allows the grapes to ripen slowly and the region is one of the last to harvest in Italy. The grapes are delicately pressed, fermented at low temperature then the wine is aged for 6 months on its fine lees. The result is a wine with intense aromas of cherry , raspberry , violet , pomegranate , vine peach and melon . The palate is fresh and delicious with a lingering finish of small red fruits.

Grape varieties : 100% Aglianico

Alcohol : 13%

Guard : 1-3 years

To be enjoyed on a nice charcuterie board, salmon rillettes, fresh goat's cheese with redcurrant chutney, a salmon poké bowl or even with fried shrimp noodles.

Ah Italy, what a beautiful hedonistic country, people of the Dolce Vita, but what difficulty in understanding its wine organization! The key to understanding the naming system in Italy is to think of it as several small countries rather than a single homogeneous country because each region has its own naming system. Italy can, however, give wine lovers a multitude of wines with varied and unique flavors and styles, as well as bottles filled with surprise and creativity. Unfortunately, it also produces a large quantity of soulless and characterless wines which are sold under their most useful and commercially reputable name: Pinot Grigio, Chianti, Valpolicella, Lambrusco, Prosecco and many others...



But let's talk a little history, viticulture in Italy dates back to ancient times and it originated in Greece. The Etruscans would have planted vines and Greek immigrants would have improved and modified the grape varieties who subsequently called this country "Oenotria": the country of wine. At the height of the Roman Empire, wine held an important place in daily life and certain regions already stood out for the excellence of their product. The Romans also established numerous vineyards in Europe, leaving an indelible testimony to their invasion.



Today Italy is the largest wine producer in the world, ahead of France. Italy is divided into three climatic areas. The northern mountains experience a fairly harsh mountain climate. The “middle of the boot” plain is the domain of the continental climate with cold winters and hot, stormy summers. In the "southern part of the Italian boot" the Mediterranean climate reigns with very hot and very dry summers without forgetting the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. In summary, Italy produces wines of great variety thanks to its 200 different grape varieties, many of which originate from their lands. It is a country just as complex as its wines which deserve to be explored!

Basilicata

Basilicata, in the south of Italy, is a region whose name appears very rarely in wine circles. Basilicata may not be a particularly rich region, but it is rich in natural beauty. Mainly landlocked, with the Ionian Sea on one side and the Tyrrhenian Sea on the other, it features stunning mountain ranges and hills. The mountainous terrain and bad weather make viticulture difficult but the region still benefits from abundant sunshine throughout the growing season and cool temperatures around harvest, thanks to climatic variations.

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