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
Strolled into Trader Joe’s; the shelf was stocked with this. Couldn’t believe it. Picked up another half case. This is a phenomenal bordeaux and one of the best QPRs around. Haven’t tasted in a year and it’s just as memorable. Lots of great mushroom and sweaty gym socks with a dusty, tannic finish. Perfect example of a phenomenal wine at sub-$20 that drinks at 3-4x the price. — 3 years ago
I’ve got to hand it to the self proclaimed bum, @H.B Treadway, this ain’t half bad at all. While the nose is a touch compressed, it gives up white peach and citrus notes. On the palate, it’s a party in your mouth. Very energetic, crisp and laser-focused. Very tropical with just enough sweetness and tension for it not to be overly ambitious. At $22, it’s a summer case buy. Hope you can locate it - only 500 cases of this vintage are out there. — 3 years ago
Wow! This is a great viognier, although my husband said “it doesn’t knock my socks off”. Has a slightly sweeter finish than I like, might have been a year with sudden cold snap? — 2 years ago
Was expecting to be barefoot after trying this wine given all the high ratings. But still wearing my socks. Very nice wine; dark fruits up front with a bit of leather. More full than mid body, but smooth tannins. Went well with the lamb.
— 3 years ago
Holy wow! This one knocked my socks off. I have not been that impressed with how their other varietals have aged so this was a very pleasant surprise. Still so much depth to this Cab. So much dark fruit, hints of chocolate, leather, and many other good things. Wish I had more. — 3 years ago
A serious bold and delightful Spanish Red - red meat or cheese to accompany this one as it will blow your socks off! Ripe red fruit, bold full body and a great finish that takes you on a ride that you will enjoy. Capital R Red with a statement! — 4 years ago