The market now offers Doc Terre dell’Alta Val d’Agri wine, produced in the municipalities of Moliterno, Grumento Nova and Viggiano from vines that grow at an altitude of up to 750 metres.
The Doc wines include reds (Red and Red Reserve), wines with prestigious and particular organoleptic qualities that are excellent with meals, and Rosè, with its characteristic clear colour and delicate flavour.
The plant breeding system in the Doc Terre dell’Alta Val d’Agri vineyards is by espalier.
The wine is made from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and the winemaking is characterised by a lengthy pressing with temperature control
The Rosso is left to age for at least one year and then refined in the bottle for three months before being released for drinking.
The Rosso Riserva takes 24 months to age including six months in wooden barrels followed by four months of refining in the bottle.
Finally, the Rosato is ready to be consumed after the first of March of the year following its grape harvest.
The Rosato, as well as the above mentioned grapes, also includes a minimum 10%
content of Malvasia Bianca di Basilicata grapes from the indigenous vine.