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  • Vineyard Area: 25 ha
  • Soil Type: Volcanic lava, clay
  • Varieties Cultivated: Aglianico, Traminer, Fiano
  • Annual Production: 52,000 bottles
  • Country: Italy
  • Winemaker: Viviana Malafarina & consulting of Denis Dubardieu
  • Topography: Hillside

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In 1992, Cutolo Family and his wife Nunzia began making wines from their 10 hectare estate in the territory of Barile, on the hillsides of extinct volcano of Monte Vulture at 450-600 meters above sea level. The volcanic composition of the soil, rich in humus and mineral substances, and the particular microclimate with a great temperature range, make this land ideal for grape growing. In 2010, Basilisco was acquired by Feudi di San Gregorio, increasing their vineyard site to 20 hectares. Vinification and cellaring occurs inside eight caves that were created in the fifteenth century by Albanian refugees who were fleeing the Turks.
 
Today, under the guidance of Viviana Malafarina, Pierpaolo Sirch and consulting of Denis Dubardieu, they are producing wines that express the rich viticultural history of Basilicata. Viviana Malafarina is the “face and the soul” of Basilisco: she manages all the aspects of the winery and work with huge passion in the cellar guided by Pierpaolo Sirch who is also responsible for the vineyards.

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