The Aglianico del Vulture is a red wine made from the variety Aglianico cultivated in the Vulture area that is situated in the north-western part of the province of Potenza in the Regione Basilicata in south Italy. In the year 1971 the Aglianico del Vulture wine obtained the certification of controlled designation of origin (denominazione di orgine controllata, DOC) and in 2010 the certification as controlled designation of origin guaranteed(denominazione di origine controllata e garantita, DOCG) for the label Aglianico del Vulture Superiore. It is considered amoung the best vines produced in Italy and carring also the name Barolo of the South due to the similar way in production and taste.
Besides the DOC wines there are also others. The Aglianico dolce, a sweet desert wine with a full body and the Aglianico di Filiano, grown around the small village of Filiano at the southern border of the Vulture area.
The color of the Aglianico wine is ruby garnet red with a try and savoury taste and 11.5-13 % Alcohol. The wine goes very well with meats, especially roasts and wild game.
History says that the grapes was brought to Italy by the greek as Hellenica. The Romans called it Ellenico and used it to improve the quality of the Falerno, a favorite wine of the poets of this time. In the 15th century under the Argons it was finally nomiated as Aglianico.