Basilisco is Feudi di San Gregorio’s winery in Basilicata, located in the commune of Barile, in the very heart of the Aglianico del Vulture DOCG. The vineyards sit at altitude and the vines are grown in volcanic soils, surrounded by olive trees, and nourished by the southern Italian sunshine, conditions ideally suited to southern Italy’s flagship variety, Aglianico. The Basilisco winery is located in Via delle Cantine in a 16th century noble palace. A network of tunnels, dug in the 15th century for shelter, twist and turn inside the volcanic stone underneath the village; the caves facing North maintain a stable 16-18°C, and so are ideal as storage of both oil and wine.
The vineyards are managed in the belief that through allowing the vines and soil to reach their own balance, it is possible to obtain the best fruit with the minimum of intervention. The beautiful old six hectare vineyard from which Teodosio is produced is located in Barile, where the vines are grown on traditional "capanno", together with fruit and olive trees. Situated at 500 metres above sea level, the vines are planted at a density of 5,000 vines per hectare and are trained according to the Guyot method. The soils, which are volcanic, tuff stone and clay, enrich the final wines with the unmistakable characteristics of freshness and minerality. The harvest is performed exclusively by hand, with each grape being picked at the optimum maturity.