Aglianico is the best known 'big red' grape in southern Italy, and there are two places where it grows particularly well, Taurasi in Campania and Monte Vulture in Basilicata. Grifalco is an excellent producer of Aglianico del Vulture owned by the Piccin family, who were originally wine producers in Tuscany but decided that southern Italy, Basilicata in particular, was more promising. The Gricos is their “everyday” bottling made from younger vines about 15 years old. They farm organically and their vineyards extend from 300 to 550 meters above sea level on the flanks of the Vulture volcano. Aglianico always has this really wonderful balsamic note to it which makes it perfect with the traditional Lucanica sausages of the region.