Aglianico from a beautiful vineyard in Montemarano, the spiritual home of the grape, where the vines are over one hundred years of age. The grapes spent two months on skins, followed by six years resting in old casks. Impossibly deep, it is a wine just reaching the peak of its powers with mature balsamic notes emerging amongst a cascade of dark fruits, herbs and brine.
Antonio and Daniela De Gruttola are dedicated to discovering old vineyards in Irpinia, nestled amongst the elevated terrain of Campania. Their mission is to safeguard the indigenous varieties of the region, ancient vines, and the traditional methods of farming.
These vines, nurtured at high altitudes, are firmly planted in the region’s lively volcanic soil. The vineyard duties are executed manually, using organic farming methods, resulting in extremely low yields of healthy grapes. In the winery, Antonio adopts a straightforward strategy with the aim of fully showcasing the unique terroir. Grapes are allowed to ferment naturally without regulated temperature control and this process can span several months.
Wines are raised in a combination of terracotta amphorae and large casks made from local woods and bottled unfiltered, with no additions at all. The resulting wines are singular, vivid expressions of grape and place.
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