Basilicata is a small region of southern Italy, for the most part characterized by mountainous reliefs, which nevertheless presents, despite this, two outlets on the sea, one on the Ionian and one on the Tyrrhenian. Viticulture is concentrated on those hills that mark the break with the mountains, especially at the foot of the Vulture.
There are in fact several companies that are concentrated in this area, which has always been strongly dedicated to quality viticulture, expressed above all through a red berry vine, the Aglianico.
Among the various production companies, the San Martino winery stands out, where we find Lorenzo Piccin. Lorenzo grew up living in the vineyard and cellar, cultivating a passion for wine from an early age and helping his father in his daily work in the company. After attending studies in Viticulture and Enology at the institute of Alba, in Piedmont, since 2008 Lorenzo began to experiment with the first vinifications, putting into practice the experience gained from working with his father and what he learned from his studies university.
Today there are six vineyard hectares owned by the San Martino winery, and the undisputed star among the rows is obviously Aglianico. The vineyards, rich in volcanic elements and located at a height between 500 and 550 meters above sea level, are all conducted with certified organic methods, and the criteria that follow Lorenzo are very simple: to obtain healthy and mature grapes, looking for balance in the best phenological maturity. In the cellar every operation is aimed at following the characteristics of the vintage, trying to enhance its qualities and without using selected yeasts, but only the indigenous ones.