I Sassi

    Basilicata, Italy


        About I Sassi

     These wines are made exclusively for Siema Wines by the prestigious wine estate Donato D'Angelo in the heart of the growing region of Basilicata, the nearly landlocked growing region wedged among Campania, Calabria, and Puglia. The name I Sassi comes from the famous ancient settlement Mattera, where the inhabitants were cave dwellers and were known by the name "I Sassi," which translated means "the stones."

     Azienda D'Angelo represents in Basilicata the history of the Aglianico del Vulture, born around the 30's founded by Rocco D'Angelo. The initial activity was to export to Northern Italy the fresh grapes of Aglianico that vinified used to "cut" wines of little body and little color. In 1971, with the attribution of DOC (name of controlled origin), things have changed a bit since they started marketing a wine with its own identity and history. The company is located in the most classic production area of the Avianca del Vulture between Rionero, Barile, Rapolla, and Ripacandida with about 40 hectares.