BASILICATA (formerly Lucania) is one of Italy’s 20 administrative regions. It occupies the arch of Italy’s boot, between the heel of Puglia to the north and east, and the toe of Calabria to the south, with Campania to the west. To the south it borders the Mediterranean via the Gulf of Taranto of the Ionian Sea.

POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY Capital city Potenza (PZ). Provinces Matera (MT), Potenza (PZ).

WINE REGIONS–DOCG (1) Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG

WINE REGIONS–DOC (4) | Aglianico del Vulture DOC. / Grottino di Roccanova DOC. / Matera DOC. / Terre dell’Alta Val d’Agri DOC.

WINE REGIONS–IGT/IGP (1) | IGP Basilicata. 

NATIVE GRAPE VARIETIES–RED | Aglianico. / Aglianicone. / Malvasia Nera di Basilicata

NATIVE GRAPE VARIETIES–WHITE | Malvasia Bianca di Basilicata. / Moscato Bianco. 

VINEYARD AREA & WINE PRODUCTION | Statistics to follow.


Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p41.