Basilicata is the most mountainous southern Italian region, with a territory mainly characterized by the Lucanian Apennines. It has slopes that degrade into hills becoming perfect terrain for the vineyards, especially at the foot of the volcanic Vulture. This is precisely a volcanic area that allows the flourishing cultivation and production of one of the wines at the top of the rankings of the major experts in the field: Aglianico del Vulture. In fact, the soil is rich in potassium and this greatly favors the production of this type of wine, since potassium is a natural element that the vine needs in large quantities. In the area there are also other important vines that make the wine industry of Basilicata today in great development and transformation. This region has recently obtained the name "Basilicata IGT" with which the white wines, red wines and rosé wines that are produced on the whole territory are recognized today. The history of wine in these areas is intertwined with tradition and culture, with innovation and experimentation, giving unique and unmistakable products. Many small wineries that keep their link with the territory with great care, destined to grow because they were born in an environment with great potential. For this reason, in fact, Basilicata is a candidate to obtain recognition of the DOC designation very soon.