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The region of Basilicata has an alternative name, Lucania, which comes directly from the Roman era. This name is still sometimes used in reference to the current region. Basilicata is one of the poorest regions of Italy.
Surrounded by regions of Calabria, Apulia and Campania, the region has been slow to emancipate them. The vine grows it is quite unique, Aglianico del Vulture, planted by the Greeks in the 6th or 7th century. The region received the precious Grail of AOC in 1971, and since some have a certain reputation.
However, the wines of the region of Basilicata not have the success they deserve. The cultivation of vines and fruit is barely enough to support the economy of the region.
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