Grape Falanghina
Origin Sannio Beneventano – Campania
Hectares 1
Altitude 220 metres ASL
Vine training system Guyot
Planting density 4.000 vines per hectare
Average age of vines 15 years
Harvest time Mid-September
Appassimento In a drying room with controlled temperature and humidity
Vinification technique Processing of grapes with manual press in an oxy- gen-free environment
Fermentation Entirely carried out in steel at 16-18°C for about 20 days
Malolactic ferm. None
Ageing In French wooden barrels for 12 months and then in steel
Bottling 2 years after harvest


The colour is golden with luminous amber highlights. On the nose, hints of apricot and candied orange peel stand out; on the palate, an extraordinary freshness perfectly balances its sweetness. Its complexity is en- riched by mineral notes and a very long persistence.

Generally speaking, it is an excellent accompaniment to all the great classics of Italian and particularly Neapolitan confectionery, such as pastiera, torrone, rum baba, sfogliatelle and so on. Sublime with mature cheeses and blue cheeses.

The wines of the Cru del Sannio line are produced from vineyards on the first hillside, in a landscape of alluvi- al terraces and gentle slopes on marl. This dual genesis means that this terroir is home to a complex mosaic of soils: the sandy-gravel soils of the terraces, deep and dry; young but already organised, hospitable, docile soils, easily rooted. Then there are the ancient “black soils” of the marly hills, more developed, tenacious soils, dark with humus on the surface, well-structured thanks to the heritage of the ancient woods that covered them and the centuries-old work of the vine-growers. Below the working depth, there is a chromatic contrast be- tween the deep horizon, white due to the accumulation of carbonates, and the silt-clay substrate, finely inlaid with ochre and grey. The Cru del Sannio line thus comes from a very particular terroir, in terms of morphology and soils. It is a complex cru, a “cooperative” terroir, where the constant excellence of the wines clearly de- rives from the winegrowers’ ability to master and har- monise, vintage by vintage, the behaviour of the vine- yards on the different soils, slopes, and exposures.