Structered and powerful wine, ruby-red coloured with deep-purple nuances. It has a complex balsamic aroma with scent of soft fruits, plums, blackberries and cherries. Elegant and with a long textural finish.
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”Basilisco” in Greek means ”little King”. This title designed the governors during the Byzantium Empire of ”Basilicata” (literally ”land of the Basileus”, ie the King).
The winery Basilisco, since its start in the early 90s, aimed at the highest quality both in the vineyards and in the wine making thus becoming in a short time a pearl in the Southern Italian scenario.
In 2011 Feudi di San Gregorio, the leading winery in the South of Italy and present in the Vulture region for over ten years, decided to start a project reclaiming its ancient tuff stone caves in the “Shesh, the historic Park of cellars of Barile, and revamping this ancestral context. This move was animated by the firm belief in the uniqueness of this extraordinary viticulture area. The acquisition of Basilisco with its beautiful tuff stone cellars and its vineyards in the most vocated location accomplished the plan and gave birth to a space of astonishing beauty in the historical heart of the Aglianico del Vulture production.
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.
The 2007 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is well balanced with red and black fruit aromas. A mid-palate of red cherry envelops the black fruit flavors, showcasing the special terroir of Sonoma's Russian River Valley.