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Pietracupa

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pietracupa_logo.jpg The incredibly witty Sabino Loffredo is the driving force behind the incredible wines of Pietracupa. The winery was established in 1993 with a sole purpose of putting the wines of Montefredane on the Italian wine map. Sabino knows that the ‘terra’ of Montefredane could challenge the more established areas of Campania and produce the best wines of all. The elevated 3 hectares of vineyards are planted to Fiano, Greco, Falanghina & Aglianico.

The soil in the vineyard contains a thin layer of clay and sand over a compact core of tufaceous rock, the legacy of the ancient volcanoes that made up the majority of inland Campania. The volcanic rock is responsible for the mineral and chalk elements that make up these incredibly pure, crystal clear wines. The Gambero Rosso guide recognized the winery as the ‘up and coming’ winery of the year in 2006, the first time it had been awarded to Campania. In 2007 Cupo was awarded best white of the year: the first time a Fiano had been recognised. The 2008 guide awarded ‘tre bicchiere’ to the Greco di Tufo, the first time a standard non-oaked Greco had taken the prize.

Region: Montefredane, Campania
Country: Italy