Our company was born over fifty years does', by Donato Petito and Emanuela Cicchiello. From the slopes of Monte Vulture to the Ofanto river, passing through the valley of the same name.
100 hectares in total between crops of cereals such as golden wheat, barley, oats, broad beans, fodder, medical herbs and others, a hundred olive trees, from which we produce the extra virgin olive oil of Vuture DOP, 1 hectare of chestnut and finally 4 hectares of vineyards, in full force and that give us a high quality raw material. 4 hectares that are divided between Aglianico del Vulture and Malvasia.
Aglianico del Vulture, the main grape variety of this area, is an ancient red grape variety, the oldest in Italy imported by the Greeks, and formerly called "Hellenic". In the Vulture it has found the ideal conditions to develop all its peculiarities and its power. And it is Monte Vulture that is the x factor that makes this wine unique in the world. Our inactive volcano for about 700 million years has made this territory unique and with its lava flows it has stratified the landscape and the rolling hills that we can now admire. It is precisely these layers that have created a diversity in the soil that varies from clayey, limestone and tuffaceous. And it is the latter that plays a very important role in the annual cycle of this grape.
A very long cycle that begins in the early months of the year and ends in late October and early November. In the hottest periods the volcanic tuff plays a very important function, that is to nourish the plant with mineral salts and here we can say that the most important characteristic of our terroir is found in the “TUFO WHICH BREEDS”.
In addition to Aglianico del Vulture, we also grow and produce one of the few white grape varieties in the area, namely the Malvasia di Basilicata. A grape that finds the ideal climate along the gentle hills of the Vulture to be cultivated and vinified, giving life to a product of high complexity.
What we produce is what we love, starting from daily work and the passion handed down for more than 3 generations.