Estate: Elisabetta Musto Carmelitano is the 4th generation of her family to make wines on the southern slopes of Mount Vulture in Basilicata. Previously the family only sold their grapes, in 2006 Elisabetta began making her own wines and created Azienda Agricola Musto Carmelitano. Her 14 hectares include land from her uncle and great-grandmother and vines that are 100 years old. The land has never seen chemicals, the estate was certified organic in 2010.
Winemaking: The Pian del Moro vineyard is the estate’s premier cru, the 90 year old vineyard is located 600 meters above sea level, on the upper slopes of Mount Vulture. Grapes were macerated for 20 days in stainless steel, aged 1 year in used French tonneaux.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour, with aromas of crushed black peppercorn, tarry earth, roasted ancho pepper and black cherry. Plum, blackberry, black cherry and earth are framed by silky, firm tannins and good acidity. Baked berries and a wisp of smoke linger on the spicy finish. Rustic and straightforward.
Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Produced & Bottled by Azienda Agricola Musto Carmelitano