Estate: The Iovine family has been making wine in Irpinia since 1890. Today, the 4th generation cultivates 15 hectares of vineyards in the Sorrento Peninsula of southern Italy. Farming is natural and sustainable.
Winemaking: Planted in 1963, vines are ungrafted and in volcanic soil [deposits from eruptions of the Vesuvius] 200-450 meters in elevation. “Vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel and then in a process similar to Prosecco and Lambrusco, the wine goes through a long secondary fermentation in autoclave”.
Tasting Notes: Inky red-violet with pink foam, with aromas of black cherry, candied flowers and a wisp of smoke. Wild berries, tarry earth, black pepper and a meaty vein are accented by light acidity, black tea tannins and consistent, soft fizz. Pomegranate, blackberry, wildflowers and a streak of tarry earth linger between each sip. Juicy, fresh and fizzy, with a rich constitution.
60% Piedirosso, 30% Aglianico, 10% Sciascinoso
Penisola Sorrentina Gragnano DOC
Produced and Bottled by Vini Iovine