Carbone in Melfi -- PRACTICING ORGANIC!
Carbone is located in Melfi, on the lower slopes of Mount Vulture, an ancient volcano in the heart of Basilicata (southern Italy) blessing the area with a unique terroir: a lava soil, rich in potassium and extremely fertile. We’ve been looking to bring in a Aglianico from here that’s fresh, earthy, laced with minerality and just brooding enough not to ruin a Wednesday night get-together.
The uncontaminated nature of Mount Vulture provides high quality mineral waters, wines and olive oils. Its marriage with the microclimate, which presents wide temperature difference between day and night, transforms the Aglianico that sends its roots into this soil into quite an outstanding wine.
Wine is a family passion inherited from their parents by Luca and Sara Carbone; the family has farmed grapes since 1974 , and they continue to make Aglianico DOC wines according to the inherited experience and values.
The underlying philosophy driving the winemaking choices of Azienda Vinicola Carbone are the beauty of the surroundings, the terroir, and the link with the highly fertile Vulture soil, fruit of millennia of generous work left us in legacy by this volcano.