Cantina Giardino

Cantina Giardino Aglianico Le Fole 2020

$27
$27

Cantina Giardino Aglianico Le Fole is made Irpinia, Campania, Southern Italy, and is made exclusively from Aglianico grapes harvested from 80-year-old vines. It is produced using organic farming methods. The winemaking process involves a one-month maceration period, followed by aging in chestnut casks for two years. This wine pairs well with meat-based dishes, including braised ribs and lamb burgers.

Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Full Body
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2020
Alcohol:, 14%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Campania
Appellation:, Campania IGP
Bottle Size:, 750ml

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Producer profile

Cantina Giardino

Cantina Giardino is a winery in Irpinia, Campania region, Southern Italy. Cantina Giardino is headed by Antonio and Daniela di Gruttola, who, together with four other friends, vinify grapes sourced from 16 parcels from all over the area. Cantina Giardino also recently purchased 2.5 hectares of vineyards, primarily old vines. This was the goal of Cantina Giardino from its inception: to rescue older vines of 50 years or more from local farmers who would've abandoned them.

Cantina Giardino works with indigenous varietals such as Aglianico, Coda di Volpe, Greco, and Fiano grapes, vinified into reds, whites, and rosé. The labels are created every vintage by local artists and are colorful and distinct. Vinification varies with every vintage: grapes are fermented and aged in homemade amphora vessels, stainless steel, oak barrels, chestnut barrels, and demi-muits. Sulfur is used only when it's necessary. Otherwise, the only ingredient in Cantina Giardino's wines is sustainably farmed grapes.

Wine region

Campania, Italy

Campania, located in southern Italy, has a rich vinicultural history rooted in ancient civilizations. The region's association with viticulture can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, who introduced the practice to the area. Their impact is evident in the nomenclature of some contemporary wines and grape varieties. Subsequent Roman periods not only upheld these viniculture traditions but enhanced them, with Campania's Falernian wine gaining particular renown in the ancient world.

The terroir of Campania provides both opportunities and challenges for viticulturists. The region's volcanic soils, especially those proximate to Vesuvius, are mineral-rich, contributing distinctive qualities to the wines. While the Mediterranean climate ensures grape ripening and maintains necessary acidity, the rugged terrain often necessitates vineyards to be situated on steep inclines, limiting mechanization. Consequently, Campania's winemaking has maintained an organic and natural wine-making approach, preserving its artisanal character.

Campania boasts a range of signature varietals:

Aglianico: Predominantly expressed in the Taurasi DOCG, this red grape is celebrated for its tannic structure and notes of dark fruit, tobacco, and spice.

Fiano: This white grape, which flourishes in Campania's volcanic terrains, is renowned in its Fiano di Avellino DOCG variant. Its profile includes hazelnut, spice, and pear aromas.

Greco: Mainly identified in the Greco di Tufo DOCG, this white grape has a pronounced mineral profile with hints of peaches and almonds, often accompanied by a zesty finish.

Falanghina: An age-old grape with contemporary relevance, Falanghina wines are fragrant, with dominant citrus and floral notes. They pair well with Campania's seafood offerings.

Frequently asked question

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.