Estate: San Salvatore was founded in 1988 by Giuseppe Pagano. The estate is located in the middle of the Cilento National Park, near Paestum, in the Campania region of southern Italy. The area is known for its ancient Greek ruins, rich biodiversity and over 2000 years of grape cultivation. Of the estate’s 110 hectares, the majority is devoted to vegetable farming and woodlands. Vineyards comprise 22.5 hectares, and there are 10 hectares of olive groves. The estate is certified organic and uses biodynamic methods. The water buffalo that roam the property are the sole source of fertilizer used on the vines, along with milk for mozzarella production. Solar powers the winery.
La Capranera is Giuseppe Pagano’s passion project of producing low intervention, organic wine from Cilento’s indigenous grape varieties at an accessible price point. “La Capranera, translates to “black goat” in Italian, is named for the breed of goats – cilentana nera – that graze in the national park near where the grapes for these wines are grown. Once on the verge of becoming extinct, the goats have had a resurgence in population.”
Philosophy: “Modern wines with a brilliant, easy-to-drink and strongly territorial bouquet that, like the name of the animal, they are in their ease in every situation.”
Winemaking: Grapes are from south/southwest facing vineyards at 450 ft in elevation, with clay/chalk soil, 6 years in age. Soft crushing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks, aged for about 8 months in stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: Pale gold in colour with aromas of pear, apple, pineapple, grapefruit and a floral hint. Light and airy pear with green apple and pineapple glossed by citrus acidity. Grapefruit and minerals streamline the crisp dry finish.
Fiano Campania IGP
Bottled by ICRF SA 6792 for San Salvatore SRL