Re Manfredi is located in Venosa, in northern Basilicata. Basilicata is located in the “instep” of the boot in the south of Italy bor¬dered by Campania to the west and Puglia to the east. This is a region of relatively little wine, but when the right climate manages to combine with perfect soil, the resulting wines can be of a truly outstanding quality. In particular, the nearby Mount Vulture volcano, extinct since antiquity, dominates the plateau rising to a height of 4,300 ft. Its lava mixed with the soil rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff, creates a ‘volcanic’ terroir that is rare in Europe’s winemaking panorama. The component of volcanic origin gives the wine a particular minerality and flavor.
The Re Manfredi estate was founded in 1998 and has been managed by the Montrone Family since. The 271-acre estate is run with an unswerving focus on quality. It is perfectly situated on the slopes of Monte Vulture, an ancient extinct volcano, which rises tall over the Apennines mountain range. Here, plentiful sunshine, parched, hilly vineyards at fairly high elevation and volcanic soils found on Monte Vulture all combine to form ideal growing conditions in the Aglianico del Vulture DOC. The estate vineyards are located in an entire plot at the lower elevations of the volcano’s base and a unique single vineyard of 50-acres is located on the steep slopes of the Vulture Volcano. 80% of the land is dedicated to the indigenous Aglianico, with smaller amounts of the white Müller Thurgau and Traminer. This benchmark Aglianico producer has earned numerous Tre Biccheri awards, one of Italy’s most respected wine honors.
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