Wines – Tenuta le Querce

Tenuta le Querce, with its splendid vineyards, originally owned by the famous political historian Giustino Fortunato, is a world leader in the production of the famous wine AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC, which boasts over 2000 years of history and represents the perfect union between the rich and balanced composition of volcanic soil (Vulture is the volcano on whose soil the vines that create is cultivated) and the ideal climate that prevails between the towns of Barile and Ginestra, in the province of Potenza.

REDS

Tamurro Nero

Table wine

This wine takes its name from the Tamurro, a grape varietal native to the town of Pietragalla, cultivated there since 1200. Historical sources report that this vine was brought to the lucan village by a French feudal lord and was immediately used to create other local wines. This wine derives from a single vineyard on the estate.

Grape: Tamurro.
Yeld: 40 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: end of October first decade of November.
Aging: Barrique 18-24 months, at least one year in bottle.
Aging in the bottle: 3 years.
Alcohol content: 14,00%.


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Vigna della Corona

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

The name of this wine derives from a discovery of a cippus in a vineyard of the estate. On the stone was carved a five-pointed crown. It is created with grapes cultivated in the vineyard of the same name inside the estate.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture.
Yield: 25 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: first decade of November.
Aging: in barrique for about 24 months, at least one year in bottle.


Costanza

Aglianico del Vulture Doc

This wine is dedicated to Costanza d’Altavilla, mother of Frederick II of Swabia, and it is also a tribute to the territory, in which the emperor in Melfi and Lagopesole had built two magnificent castles. The grapes derive from a single vineyard in the estate that takes its name from the wine itself.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture.
Yield: 50 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: last week of October.
Aging: 18 months in barrique (50% new and 50% in first step) at least one year in bottle.


Viola

Aglianico del Vulture Doc

The name of this wine derives from an old label of the former Sasso company owned by the Pietrafesa family. The grapes used come from a careful selection of the grapes from the estate vineyards.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture
Yield: 70 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: mid-October.
Aging: in barrique of several steps, at least six months in the bottle.


Angelina

Aglianico del Vulture Doc

This wine takes its name from Angelina Pietrafesa, the daughter of the owners of the estate. The grapes used come exclusively from the estate vineyards.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture.
Yield: 80 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: mid-October.
Aging: vinified in steel and refined partially in stainless steel tanks and partially in barrique. Then at least 4 months in bottle.


Federico II

Aglianico del Vulture Doc

This wine is dedicated to Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, who had two important castles built in the vicinity of the estate, in Melfi and Lagopesole. The grapes used come from the estate vineyards.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture
Yield: 80 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: mid-October.
Aging: vinified in steel, aged partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in barrique. Then at least 4 months in the bottle.


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Sasso

IGT Basilicata Rosso

This wine takes its name from a former company of the Pietrafesa family. The grapes used come exclusively from the estate vineyards.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture and other varietals grown on the estate.
Yield: 100 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: mid-October.
Aging: in steel.

WHITES

Costanza

IGT Basilicata Bianco

Aglianico del Vulture vinified in white. It takes its name from Costanza d’Altavilla, mother of Frederick II of Swabia, the emperor who built two important castles in Melfi and Lagopesole. The grapes used come exclusively from the estate vineyards.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture.
Yield: 100 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: end of September, first ten days of October.
Aging: in steel, on fine lees.


Angelina

IGT Basilicata Bianco

Aglianico del Vulture vinified in white. It takes its name from Angelina Pietrafesa, daughter of the owners of the estate. The grapes used come exclusively from the estate vineyards.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture.
Yield: 100 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: end of September, first ten days of October.
Aging: in steel, on fine lees.


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Federico II

IGT Basilicata Bianco

This wine takes its name from the emperor Frederick II of Swabia, who built two important castles near the estate, in Melfi and Lagopesole. The grapes used come exclusively from the estate vineyards.

Grape: White grapes of the estate.
Yield: 100 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: end of September, first ten days of October.
Aging: in steel, on fine lees.

ROSE’

Angelina

IGP Basilicata Rosato

Aglianico del Vulture vinified in rosé. It is named after Angelina Pietrafesa, daughter of the owners of the estate. The grapes used come exclusively from company vineyards.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture.
Yield: 100 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: end of September, first ten days of October.
Aging: in steel, on fine lees.

SPARKLING

Priyanka

Sparkling

Aglianico del Vulture vinified in white. This sparkling wine is inspired by lively young friend of the owners who bears the same name. The grapes used come exclusively from company vineyards.

Grape: Aglianico del Vulture.
Yield: 100 quintals per hectare.
Harvest: end of September, first ten days of October.
Aging: fermentation in an autoclave with residence on fine lees for about three months.