Alle pendici del Vulture
On the slopes of the Vulture.
Wine is the land’s poetry, as the great Mario Soldati said. For us, there are no better words to explain the special relationship that binds us to the land and the fruit of our vineyards.
The setting of the Radino Winery is Mount Vulture, a majestic volcano, now inactive, that dominates the plateau at a height of 1300 metres. Over time, its lava has penetrated the soil that was already rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff, enriching a terroir that was already extraordinarily rare in mediterranean wine production.
The volcanic matrix of the earth, the magnificent exposure to the sun and the continental climate with large temperature fluctuations are only a few of the typical elements of this particular terroir, along with the traditions and good practices followed by vine-growing artisans when cultivating the earth.
And it is from such a typical, inimitable ecosystem that the Radino wines are created, well-rounded and captivating, with a sapid, mineral tone that makes them truly unique.
A glass of Radino contains all the poetry of the territory of Lucania, which in only a few square kilometres contains a multitude of Italian landscapes.
A Noble, Ancient Vine Variety
This is a red-graped variety that ripens late, with thick skins rich in polyphenols and tannins that bring out its austere aromatic component.
Ideal for long aging, it is finished in small oak barrels to control its strength and make it soft and velvety on the palate.
According to legend, the red honey-sweet wine offered to the cyclops Polyphemus by Odysseus in the Odyssey was Aglianico itself. It is therefore no coincidence that it is this vine variety that has found its natural habitat on the slopes of the great volcano.
Arriving in our territory in the 8th century B.C., Aglianico is a variety of ancient origin, initially named Hellenic because of its Greek origins.
Padre del Falerno, another legendary variety, would change its name to Aglianico only many centuries later, with the arrival of the Aragonese.