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Vigneti del Vulture

Pipoli Basilicata Greco Fiano 2019

Basilicata is a mountainous region in southern Italy, where you’ll find the majestic Mount Vulture, an inactive volcano, which is home to some of Basilicata’s best-known wines made from the Aglianico variety, a dark, thick-skinned variety.

Yet here we have a luscious white wine made with 50% Greco and 50% Fiano varieties offering a concentrated intensity of floral, white blossom, guava, passion fruit, melon, and mango aromas and flavors that will knock your socks off.

This wine is refreshing and easy-drinking. It would be an excellent solo sipper or complementary pairing with a variety of seafood dishes.

Vigneti del Vulture was founded in 2009 with an aim of producing wines from indigenous varieties, made in an internationally-appealing and accessible style. This lovely wine hits the mark.

Vigneti del Vulture, Pipoli Basilicata Greco-Fiano (2019). ABV 12.5%.
— 12 days ago

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Ken Z

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@JJ Lumia , I have no experience with this producer. You obviously enjoyed it. Drinking well now?
JJ Lumia

JJ Lumia

Totally. Drink up!

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Ron R

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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I’ll have too find some now, I’ve only had the 16. Glad it worked out this time

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