The instep of the Italian boot, the centre of Southern Italy. The capital is Potenza but the most important winemaking happens around the extinct volcano of Vulture, inland towards Puglia. It is a land often neglected by both tourists and the Italian Government but is one of the last places in Italy where you can really feel life before the modern age.
Despite its near obscurity there are a few producers in Basilicata of world renown. Cantina del Notaio for its balsamy, mature Aglianicos with the counterfoil to these the wines of Elena Fucci who keeps one eye on modernity.