Like many Italian regions, Campania is home to an impressive array of grape varieties, some found almost nowhere else on earth. Its most important variety is arguably Aglianico, the grape behind the region’s two most famous and respected red wines: Taurasi and Aglianico del Taburno.
Aglianico is a native Italian varietal that is widely diffused in Campania and in Basilicata. It is of extremely ancient origin and some experts argue that it was cultivated in the early period of Roman history and was introduced to Italy by the Greeks at the time of the foundation of Cumae (the modern Cuma) or soon afterward. Terredora considers itself a guardian of this dynamic native varietal,
producing significant quantities of the varietal at both the IGT and DOCG level.
Since establishing Terredora in 1978, a key cornerstone was the rediscovering and restoration of Campania’s ancient and authochthon varieties such as Aglianico, Fiano, Greco and Falanghina. These grape varieties are the main characters that have brought about Campanian’s wine renaissance.
Innovation is just as vital a key and it is found throughout the winery, in the vineyards and the cellars. A team of experts at Terredora master the challenge of the future while binding it with traditions, bring to life a unique inheritance that combine culture and customs in a lively way.
With 200 hectares of privately owned vineyards in the best sites of the Avellino province, Terredora is one of the largest wineries in southern Italy.
In Irpinian, the wines exhibit a distinctive personality due in part to pedoclimate factors. The altitude at which the vineyards are found, the soil and the the thermal fluctuations develop wines that are intense and elegant and display complex bouquets.
Ruby red with violet reflections. Black cherry, wild blackberry, and plum fruit with a spicy toasted overtone. Soft and elegant, long in the mouth with notes of mature red fruits. Suitable for long aging.
Ideal with soups, charcuterie, white and red meat, roasted meat, and mature cheeses.
VINEYARD & PRODUCTION INFO
Vineyard name/appellation: Campania IGT
Vineyard location: Irpinia
Soil composition: Calcareous clay
Training method: Guyot
Elevation: 1,350 ft
Age: 10 years
Harvest time: End of October
Production: 220,000 bottles
WINEMAKING & AGING
Varietal composition: 100% Aglianico
Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
Maceration technique: On the skins for 7 days at 68 °F
Type of aging container: 50% stainless steel tanks, 50% French oak barriques
Length of aging before bottle: 6 months
Length of bottle aging: 2 months
Estate owned by:
and his children Paolo and Daniela
Winemaker: Paolo Mastroberardino
Total acreage of vine: 494 (200 Ha)
Winery Production: 1,200,000 bottles