Nero Carbone IGT Basilicata Rosso 2019
  • Aglianico del Vulture
  • Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 4.00 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14.00% alc./vol

Nero Carbone IGT Basilicata Rosso 2019

Basilicata, Italy
Regular price $18.95per bottle ($227.40per case)
12 bottles per case

Robust & Structured

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The Carbone family, based in Melfi near Mount Vulture in the heart of Basilicata, values their unique terroir which is rich in volcanic soil. Situated on the slopes of the ancient volcano, their vineyards benefit from an ideal aspect. Coupled with an optimal microclimate that's marked by significant temperature variations, this setting imbues Aglianico with its unique character that's deeply rooted in the region. Luca and Sara have carried on the winemaking tradition since 1974, prioritizing continuity and terroir expression. Their philosophy centres on the fertile land of Mount Vulture, respecting organic vineyard rhythms and employing modern cellar techniques to maintain the wine's character. Teaming up with oenologist Sergio Paternoster, they create authentic wines that mirror the region's history and vibrant essence.

Aglianico is a wonderful grape variety – sometimes referred to as the 'Nebbiolo of the South'. This rendition exudes fragrant herbal notes, sweet & savoury spices and hints of dried black fruits. Robust and full-bodied on the palate, the tannins maintain their classic firmness but are finely polished, complemented by well-judged acidity. In addition to the baked fruits, there's a subtle smoky black tapenade nuance that enhances the fruit character. The wine concludes with remarkable length, underscoring its complexity and hidden gem status.

While showing nicely now, this style may benefit from moderate aeration before drinking. The big tannic structure will be a solid match with mature, firm cheeses and roasts or braised meats. For those who prefer a softer style, leave this bottle to rest in the cellar and return to it in the next 5 years. 

About the Winery

Nero Carbone

Press Reviews


91 Points - John Szabo, MS

Here's a terrific value from the slopes of Monte Vulture in northern Basilicata, an authentic Aglianico, fragrant, herbal, spicy, leathery and dried black fruit-inflected in the regal regional idiom. Tannins are nicely refined at this stage, still appropriately grippy, and acids in place. Overall, the complexity is off the charts for an $18 wine. Snap this up and drink over the next 2-4 years; tasty now, but no rush.