Hand-picked, squashed, fermented and matured in the Basilicata’s Cantine Taverna winery, every grape is carefully selected to create each exceptional and highly distinctive bottle of wine. With sizzling temperatures, calcareous soil and mountainous landscapes, Basilicata has the secret recipe for producing some of Italy’s boldest flavours.
Taverna was founded by the Lunati family in the early 1950s and has since, under the direction of Pasquale Lunati, continued to produce DOC and IGT wines in the province of Matera.
Southern Italy’s extreme heat gives the Moscato Giallo grape a refreshing zing that makes the Dry Muscat wine perfect as a mouth-watering, palate stimulating apéritif.
Excite and prepare your taste buds for any Italian cuisine with the Dry Muscat’s piercing fruit flavours that are coupled with its tantalizing floral perfume.
The Matera Greco is a flavoursome wine with a strong herbal aroma that makes it the perfect accompaniment to fragrant Mediterranean dishes and coastal foods, including fish, shell-fish, muscles, pasta and risotto.
The wine’s remarkable hint of basil compliments the unctuous flavours of Italian cuisine, while the grape’s pleasant tanginess is highly refreshing.
The I Sassi is an elegant, ruby red wine bursting with elegant flavours, including fruit, spice, tobacco and pepper.
Its striking bitterness makes this charming bottle well suited to strong flavoured Mediterranean dishes while its subtle pepperiness compliments Italian seasoning well. The wine’s slightly acidic tones also bring out the irresistible flavours of tender, slow roasted meats.
The Aglianico is a dark, full-bodied wine overflowing with sweet and savoury flavours, from black fruits through to cured and smoked meats.
Its subtle yet highly pleasant hints of herbs and spices, including cinnamon and oregano, are well suited to strong, dominant meat and cheese dishes, as well as pastas and breads.
Packed with striking flavours of red fruits and violets, the Maddalena wine is made from combining the zing from the Aglianico grape, with the soft, mellow flavours of the Montepulciano.
The combined flavours create an unforgettable Rosé with a pleasurable level of acidity that makes it the perfect accompaniment to rich savoury foods, including meats, cheeses and breads.
The Syrah wine is a dark, full-bodied wine bursting with age-worthy flavours from black fruits through to liquorice, mint, chocolate and spice.
The striking flavours of the Syrah wine are well suited to bold tastes, making it the perfect accompaniment to strong matured cheeses, like blue cheese, and also highly fl avoursome spicy meats and marinades, including chorizo.