In just a few years, Leonardo Pietrafesa has built up one of the most interesting estates in the region of Basilicata. It now has more than 70 hectares of perfectly-tended vineyard (out of a total holding of 120) and a production that exceeds 500,000 bottles across two lines: Cantine Sasso and Tenuta Le Querce.
Basilicata has been known for its wines since the 6th or 7th century B.C., when the Greeks planted what came to be known as Aglianico. These grapes provide wines that in the past enlivened the meals of dignitaries and kings. The Aglianico is now so firmly entrenched on the slopes of the Vùlture that it has earned native status, and it is endearingly referred to as “the Barolo of the South”. All of this has contributed to a rich, historical and artistic heritage of this wine.