By Paul Caputo

Wine making in Basilicata dates back thousands of years, but in recent decades the region has been about one wine, Aglianico del Vulture DOC. Strict production rules mean that there is little room for experimentation and Aglianico is the only grape variety permitted. As such, the Basilicata IGP allows producers to try something different. White wines are the obvious angle with Moscato, Malvasia and Chardonnay common ingredients. Additionally, the designation is used by the region’s producers that fall outside of the small Vulture production zone. Tenuta Marino are perhaps the best example of this.