Reviewers have called Cantine del Notaio’s Aglianico del Vulture some of the best wines they have ever tasted.
Upon inheriting the Cantine del Notaio estate from his father, Gerardo Giuratrabocchetti set out to restore the ancient glory to the wines of the Vulture. Together with his wife Marcella and famed enologist Luigi Muoio, they rebuilt and restructured the winery to become the internationally recognized superstar it is today. These handmade Aglianico wines from the esteemed Rionero zone are fragrant and sweet in the nose, with powerful yet restrained tannins and dense blue- and blackberry fruit with licorice notes. The estate’s 27 hectares are divided into 5 different vineyards, and with the exception of 1 very old-vine vineyard, each is planted with identical plants of the same age. Notaio’s cellars are located in a group of ten underground tuffa grottos dated to the early 1600s that once belonged to Franciscan monks. The estate is at the forefront of clonal experimentation, with 40 different ancient clones currently under cultivation for study by the Lucanian Agency for Agricultural Development.
Cantine del Notaio
Via Roma, 159
Rionero in Vulture (PZ)