Cantina Giardino, Controra
1 Litre of juicy, fruity goodness. Made by Antonio and Daniela’s son (our youngest winemaker yet) Francesco, who shares their passion for organic farming and winemaking. Fermented on the skins for two days and raised in glass demijohns, we get red berries, wildflowers, citrus and spice. Bottled with a swing-top seal, this vibrant wine can be enjoyed with gusto, or over several days.
Grapes: Field Blend
Place: Irpinia, Campania
Antonio and Daniela De Gruttola seek out old vineyards in Irpinia, high in the hills of Campania. They champion and preserve the region’s native varietals, old vines and an age old way of tending them.
The vines are set at altitude and are planted over the region’s volcanic soils. Vineyard work is done by hand, organically and a combination of great farming and low yields results in healthy, characterful fruit. In the cantina, Antonio takes a no-nonsense approach with the intention of letting this terroir express itself in full. The grapes ferment naturally without temperature control and fermentation can continue for months.
Wines are raised in a combination of terracotta amphorae and large casks made from local woods and bottled unfiltered, with no additions at all. The resulting wines are singular, vivid expressions of grape and place.