Our Grapes

The quality of the grapes is the first step of a production process, the result of knowledge that is often jealously preserved. We want to share with you the pleasure of knowing that much essential about vines and their fruits, so that you can fully appreciate the qualities of their generous juice and its extraordinary evolution.

 

Uve bianche

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Trebbiano

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Falanghina

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Chardonnay

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Malvasia

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Moscato

Trebbiano

BUNCH

Trebbiano has a medium-large cluster, conical-pyramidal, winged, compact or semi-loose. The grape is medium-large, yellow-green in colour, spheroidal shape. The peel is thin but firm, pruinose

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Cultivated to a limited extent in some areas of the southern part of the province of Perugia, it has an almost unknown origin. Very vigorous and productive vine, with late bud break; it prefers forms of cultivation which tend to be expanded and medium-long pruning. Those grapes are often vinified with other varieties. It is obtained a straw-yellow coloured wine with greenish-yellow reflections, a characteristic aroma and a savoury, astringent, sometimes disharmonic flavour. It gives a fine wine for perfumes, aromas and body. In blends it adds structure and acidity.

Falanghina

BUNCH

The bunch of Falanghina flegrea is large, weighs around 200 grams and is conical or cylindrical in shape, rarely winged. On the other hand, the beneventan falanghina is more frequently endowed with a wing, which visually distinguishes the two types, as well as for the elliptical shape of the berry, which in the phlegraean falanghina is closer to a regular sphere

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Known since the last century as one of the best vines, of ancient origin, it finds limited cultivation in Falerno’s area and in other wine-growing areas in the province of Naples and Foggia. This variety is not very homogeneous, sometimes confused with biotypes or perhaps similar varieties. Sprout with expanded apex, cottony, light green, with carmine edges. Medium leaf, three-lobed, wedge-shaped, almost entire or relatively three-lobed, slightly wavy, medium-intensity green, almost smooth, with a fluffy underside. Lyre or U-shaped petiolar sinus. Medium cluster, semi-loose, truncated-conical, winged. Medium grape, spheroid, yellowish in colour; thick, waxy skin; crunchy, sweet pulp with a slightly floral flavour. It gives wines with good sapidity and structure, rightly acidic, characterized by intense floral and ripe fruitiness.

Chardonnay

BUNCH

It has a medium-small, cylindrical cluster with one or two wings. Spherical, small, yellow grape that becomes amber when ripe. Pruinose, resistant skin. Citrine pulp, melted, sweet, with a simple flavour.

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

It gives a wine with a typically varietal flavour, straw yellow in colour with golden reflections, with delicate aromas and perfumes, full-bodied, rightly acidic, with good alcohol content. Excellent as a sparkling base; vinified in white it takes on a straw yellow colour. Its use in blending leads to interesting improvements of other neutral wines.

Malvasia

BUNCH

The bunch is medium in size, elongated, a little loose and with a very small wing. The spherical grape has a pruinose peel with a characteristic black dot opposite the peduncle. Straw yellow in colour with golden and bronzed hues at maximum ripeness. Slightly melted, acidulous, sugary pulp.

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

It gives a wine of a deep straw yellow colour, slightly perfumed, savoury, bitterish; it is often vinified together with other grapes because only in the classic cultivation areas can it give a harmonious, characteristic and fairly fine product.

Moscato

BUNCH

Greco has medium-large clusters, winged, with medium-sized berries and thick skin, with high concentrations of bloom, golden yellow, which takes on amber tones when exposed directly to sunlight

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

It gives a pleasant golden-yellow coloured wine, with intense floral aromas, slightly tannic. Average alcohol content and good fixed acidity. Greco di Tufo is normally vinified alone even with short-medium aging.

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