White wine produced only with Greco grapes coming from 3 different vineyards located in 3 different towns of the province of Avellino: Montefusco, Tufo and Altavilla Irpina. The grapes are harvested by hand and carried to the cellar in small boxes to avoid crushing them. The grapes are subjected to gentle crushing of whole bunches to get the free-run juice. Wine making and ageing on fine lees lasts 4 months and takes place in stainless steel tanks.
Typology: White wine
Appellation: Campania Igt
Grape: Greco 100%
Altitude: 450-550 m asl
Vine Training/Pruning: Guyot
Vineyard design: 4500 vines/hectare
Grape yield: 80 quintals/hectare
Type of soil: calcareous-clay, loose with skeleton
Harvest time: First week of October
Wine making sedimentation after the gentle crushing of whole bunches; inoculated fermentation with selected yeasts; fermentation and ageing in stainless steel tanks
Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks at 16°C
Bottling: time first week of the month of February following the harvest
The Grey Wolf
In the fourth Century BC., the Oscan tribes inhabited our area : Irpinia.
The word Irpinia comes in fact from their ancient language
Oscan chose the grey wolf as their symbol animal, being very popular in this area at the time. These tribes used to worship the wolf and
they used to offer preys to wolves in this area in order to have a peaceful cohabitation with wolf packs of the area.
The Oscan tribes firmly believed that wolves were spiritual animals, who ruled this land, in which the present tribes were only guests.
This was such an important symbol that we wanted to represent the Irpinia wolf in our label, while wondering in the boundless lands of