ON WINE: The South of Italy rises again: Aglianico del Vulture takes its place on the global stage

ON WINE: The South of Italy rises again: Aglianico del Vulture takes its place on the global stage

Until recently, wines from Southern Italy, usually defined as south of Rome, hadn’t received much critical acclaim.

But now red wines made from the Aglianico grape, which grows mainly in the southern regions of Basilicata and Campania but also in neighboring Puglia, are starting to get the recognition they deserve.

Almost all of Basilicata’s Aglianico, which the Greeks brought there in the seventh century B.C., grows around Monte Vulture, an extinct volcano in the northwest

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