We are in Teano, in Alto Casertano, at the foot of the extinct volcano of Roccamonfina. Diana Iannacone, agronomist and Mario Basco now run the farm following the dictates of biodynamic agriculture. The vineyard occupies 9 hectares, divided into several plots located in Cacciagalli and Aorivola localities.
An authentic interpretation of the typical vines of the area through the peculiarities that the territory offers, traced unequivocally by the activity of the extinct volcano of Roccamonfina: altitudes from 200 to 300 meters above sea level, with rows all facing east, on soils of volcanic nature, loose, sandy-calcareous and with good organic substance.
Only indigenous grape varieties Aglianico, Piediorosso, Pallagrello Nero, Falanghina and Fiano are grown. Almost all wines are aged in amphora, with more or less long maceration on skins and strictly spontaneous fermentations, no clarification and filtrations, or any addition of additives.
Aging in amphora: an ancient practice
With about sixty terracotta amphorae, the I Cacciagalli winery allocates a large part of its production to this container that carries with it the wine culture of the peoples of the Mediterranean basin.
An ancient container, already used in Greco-Roman times, which fully respects the peculiar characteristics of the vine as it allows the wine to "breathe" and evolve while maintaining, or rather enhancing, its identity and its link with the territory.