Cantina Giardino ‘Le Fole’ 2015
Irpinia, Campania, Italy
Antonio and Daniela De Gruttola seek out old vineyards to preserve the region’s native varietals, old vines and an age old way of tending them. The wine comes from 75 year old, low yield vines in volcanic soils. Vineyard work is done by hand, and farming is organic. The grapes ferment naturally without temperature control and fermentation can continue for months. The wine macerates in amphorae and large cask for a month then spends two years in old local chestnut casks. It has notes of dark berries, spices, herbs and black pepper, flavors of basil and rosemary with good length.