A pair of dynamic women stir things up in Italy’s deep south
Posted: Aug 21, 2018 12:00pm ET
The southern Italian town of Barile, in the Aglianico del Vulture appellation, is undergoing a winemaking renaissance, led by two women who are shaking things up. Native Elena Fucci launched her eponymous label from family vineyards, while Viviana Malafarina, a self-taught transplant, runs Basilisco, an outpost of Campania's Feudi di San Gregorio winery. Wine Spectator contributing editor Robert Camuto visits them both.
A new crop of winemakers brings life to volcanic Vulture
Posted: Aug 7, 2018 3:00pm ET
The deep south of Italy's sleepy Basilicata region is not a place you'd expect to find a young, hip wine scene, says Wine Spectator contributing editor Robert Camuto. Here, about 100 miles inland from Naples, in the hill country around the hulking, long-dormant volcano Mt. Vulture, you can drive miles without seeing a sign of modern life. Yet a new generation of producers has come together, determined to improve the quality of Vulture wines and put its volcanic terroirs on the world wine map.