Aminea Winery Vineyards:A meeting between tradition and modernity
In inland areas, therefore in Irpinia, characterized by harsh and rainy winters, and mostly clayey soils, that have been influenced by volcanic activity over the centuries, the vines in Campania have produced wines of great elegance. Among the native Irpinia varieties, Greco, Falanghina, Fiano and Aglianico stand out.
The hectare of soil planted with Fiano grapes, from which Sarracino Fiano di Avellino DOCG originates, is located in Arianiello, a small fraction of the municipality of Lapio, at a height of 580 meters above sea level, with a south-east exposure. The vines of about 20 years of age, have their roots in a loamy-clay and a mostly calcareous soil. The vines in this area are exposed to strong gusts of wind and the microclimate that is formed thanks to the climatic excursions, between day and night, lead to a more gradual ripening of the grapes and the concentration of aromatic substances in the skin.
Greco di Tufo DOCG derives from grapes obtained from less than one hectare of vineyard located in Tufo, that once was one of the most important mining centers in the south, at a height of 400 meters above sea level. The vines of about 15 years of age have their roots in a clayey-calcareous soil of volcanic origin, very rich in minerals, especially in sulfur, giving the wine a marked minerality. The presence of numerous waterways and the left tributary of the Calore river, the Sabato river, create an ideal microclimate for viticulture.
- About one
- 400 meters above sea level
Irpinia Falanghina DOC derives from Falanghina grapes obtained from a vineyard located on a hill in Luogosano, in Santa Vara at 450 meters above sea level. The vines of about 10 years of age have their roots in a loamy-sandy soil with a good stony and calcareous component. Another aspect to be analyzed is the climate, much cooler than the left bank of the Calore River, giving the wines a more acidic base.
The hectare of land planted with Aglianico grapes, from which the Monsignore originates, Irpinia Aglianico DOC, is located in Montemarano, next to Contrada Chianzano, at a height of 550 meters above sea level.
The espalier-trained vines of about 20 years of age have their roots in soils with calcareous crushed stone and volcanic lapilli that are inside the strongly clayey texture. In this sub-area, the proximity of the Picentini mountains and the marked temperature variations cause a slower ripening, forcing a very late harvest, almost always in late November, generating a wine richer in alcohol and extracts, tannins and acidity, that needs longer refinements to express its full potential.
- About one
- 550 meters above the sea level
- Calcareous with volcanic lapilli inside the strongly clayey texture