Campania, Italy

Cantina Giardino

Metodo Olimpia 2022

£34

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CANTINA GIARDINO
Metodo Olimpia 2022
Campania, Italy

Falanghina from Benevento blended with a little Greco from Montemarano. The grapes were fermented on the skins for four days before being pressed off and put into bottle the following spring with a little Greco and Coda di Volpe must for a second fermentation. There is no disgorgement, making for a dry, cloudy and robust sparkling wine that is full of energy. As old-school as it gets; served alongside a good hunk of salame or cheese, it makes for a wonderful aperitif.

Falanghina, Coda di Volpe, Greco


ABOUT THE PRODUCER

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 vibrant 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.