||Our winery and vineyards are located on the slopes of the Mount Vulture, the extinguished volcano from which, more than hundred thousand years ago, lava and ashes fell towards valley.
Secular olive yards and very dense vineyards stretch out creating an enchanting atmosphere of sweet and cheering up colors.
Here, in the highest areas of ”Alto Vulture”, at about 450 mt. above sea level, we grow our vineyards and wines of Macarico selection are born.
About 30 hectares located in five municipalities among the most appreciated for ’Aglianico del Vulture’ history.
The whole process goes through with total respect of environment, since our vine growers have always worked with secular love and passion for their land.
This is the way we follow to make wines with the ambitious aim of being worthy ambassadors of our land of origin as well as promoters of the ’Aglianico del Vulture’, which is a hard, though generous variety; also the most tardive (since harvest usually falls between November and December), but elegant for those who can wait!
The ageing period takes place in caves dug into volcanic tuff which date back to 1600 and belonged to the ”Franciscan monks”, in a wonderful itinerary full of history, tradition, human labor and love!
It ’s the story of a friendship: Rino Botte and Gerardo Giuratrabocchetti.|