Azienda Agricola Elena Fucci
It is no secret that Elena Fucci is Basilicata’s superstar producer. Revered by critics. “Aglianico del Vulture is potentially one of the world’s—not just Italy’s— greatest wines and no single bottling demonstrates its quality better than the Titolo” – Ian D’Agata, Vinous Media. “Elena Fucci is a beacon of hope and a symbol of the greatness that can be achieved in this forgotten land” - Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate. Elena’s father Salvatore started bottling their own wine in 2000 after previously selling to Paternoster, another famous Vulture estate. They have a lot of old vines (60+ years old) with some younger vineyards planted from massal selections of their oldest vines. This unique site on the south side of the Vulture mountain has many layers of volcanic soil. lapilli, ash, lava and layers of clay which translate into complexity in the wine. Elena started by making only one wine, ‘Titolo’, but in 2013 she made her first Riserva (only 400 magnums made in total), which has now arrived in the UK. We suggest you take Ian d’Agata’s advice. “Wine lovers owe it to themselves to hunt down Fucci’s knockout Aglianico del Vulture Titolo, as it ranks with the best that Italy has to offer”. She also produces a wonderful olive oil ‘Titolio’.
Elena Fucci only produce one wine, all of which comes from their 6ha in the Titolo vineyard - the best vineyard in the Vulture region with its vines situated near the top of the volcano, Mt Vulture, at high altitudes (600m). The winemaking is traditional and the wine is aged for 12 months in small barrels and larger oak casks. Stylistically though this is relatively modern with plenty of dark and rich fruit balanced with hints of savoury herbs.
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