Campania, Italy

Cantina Giardino

Paski 2018 [3L]

£165

CANTINA GIARDINO
Paski 2018 [3L]
Campania, Italy

From their old vineyards high in the hills of Irpinia, Antonio and Daniela champion almost forgotten native grape varieties and make some of our favourite wines in all of Italy. This Coda di Volpe spent a few days on the skins, lending a little flesh and grip to a wine that combines vibrant fruit and volcanic minerality to dizzying effect.

Coda di Volpe


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.