Located in the DOC of Vesuvio, the vineyards sit below Mt. Vesuvius, who, through its destruction, has nourished the land with mineral-rich volcanic ash and lapilli, small rock fragments that are from volcanos.
The ventilating winds of the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea promotes a healthy climate for the region’s native grapes, Piedirosso and Coda di Volpe.
The Vesuvio DOC area is characterized by volcanic, loose soils, very rich in minerals and well-draining. The exposure is mainly South-East facing. Positioned 170m a.s.l., the vines are albarello-trained (head-trained) and guyot-pruned, with a plant density of 2,500 vines / hectare and average age of 15 years.
WINEMAKING & AGEING
Hand harvested in October, grapes are fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperatures. Refinement in bottle for at least one month, prior to release.
Pale yellow. Aromas of pear, apple and citrus, with notes of white peach and licorice. Smooth, with moderate acidity and body make this a well-structured, food-friendly wine. Great with fresh or fried seafoods and creamy pasta or risotto dishes.