Basilicata – DOCG Appellations & Main Rules

BASILICATA’s DOCGs
(Click on any grape variety to see its record on our Grape Variety Archive)

Wine Map of Basilicata – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

Wine Map of Basilicata – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

1. Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG

Approved as a DOC in 1971
Upgraded to DOCG in 2010

Permitted Type of Wine: Red wines only

Territory: The entire territories of the towns of Rionero in Vulture, Barile, Rapolla, Ripacandida, Ginestra, Maschito, Forenza, Acerenza, Melfi, Atella (excluding however the areas of Sant’Ilario, Riparossa and Macchia), Venosa, Lavello, Palazzo San Gervasio, Banzi, Genzano di Lucania

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 100% Aglianico or its clone Aglianico del Vulture

Minimum Aging: (i) 24 months, of which at least 12 months in wood barrels and 12 months in bottle for the base wine; (ii) 36 months, of which at least 24 months in wood barrels and 12 months in bottle for the “Riserva” wine

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