In the late seventies, Donato Mastrodomenico, an Apulian agronomist and a passionate winemaker, fosters the land development of the Notarchirico locality, in the countryside of Venosa, in Aglianico del Vulture vineyards, giving impetus to the enological vocation of the territory.
In the late nineties, he takes the boldest step of his life planting this precious local grape variety in Acquarossa Piano della Mezzana, locality in the countryside of Rapolla on the land of his wife, Dina Grimolizzi – an energetic and genuine Lucanian woman – showing foresight and deep dedication.
His plan demands a great deal of time and effort, however the expertise and courage of Donato, better known as the Professor by locals, manage to give shape to an ambitious project.
«A challenging yet rewarding land», he often says.
Over time, his intuitions prove successful and together with his son and daughter, Giuseppe and Emanuela, decides to vinify his own grapes with the aim of producing only high quality wines, resulted from a volcanic and wild territory: the Vulture, in the heart of Basilicata.
Tradition, innovation and respect for the environment: the Farm to Fork traceability project.
In 2011 Giuseppe, graduated in Engineering Management from the Polytechnic University of Turin, develops a futuristic partnership with the European Consortium Farm To Fork, creating a pilot project capable of tracing our products, from the grape growing to wine bottling. An ambitious project funded by the European Union, which involves companies and universities scattered all over the Old Continent.
Starting from the year 2011, the consumer has been able to consult, through a QR code, the entire history of a single bottle: the pedoclimatic conditions, the date of harvest, the refinement, the final bottling. All data are captured by a network of sensors (WSN) conveniently designed and implemented on the ground.