Giuseppe Avigliano: decline in production but excellent yearVitis In Vulture
Giuseppe Avigliano: decline in production but excellent year
Very satisfied with the progress of the year, Dr. Giuseppe Avigliano, president of the cooperative of Lavello (PZ) which has 50 members and 250 hectares of vineyards. The harvest began immediately after mid-August with early white grapes (Chardonnay and Moscato); in mid-September the harvest of the grapes used for the production of rosé began, and will end towards the end of October with Aglianico for red wines. The climatic trend this year, with spring frosts and constantly high temperatures with low rainfall, has led to a drop in production of 25-30%, even if the volcanic soils resist very well the absence of rain. Furthermore, these conditions favor the formation of less tight, more sparse clusters, which can better face the phase of growth and ripening of the berries and give healthy and high quality grapes. The Aglianico, with its compact bunch, has taken advantage of this situation and it is therefore expected to harvest quality productions to number this vintage among the best of the last decade. Vitis in Vulture at the end of November is preparing to launch a new product on the market, the
Forentum D.O.C.G. Aglianico del Vulture in limited edition, about 1,000 bottles, obtained by making wine grapes harvested by hand from 40-50 year old vines from the vineyards of the Piano Regio district in Venosa, areas from which the best expressions of Aglianico del Vulture are obtained.