Uniqueness between history, land and culture
A strong connection with the land, a wine that tastes of history
The viticulture of Capri has its roots in ancient history. Even today the names of the vines and the cultivation systems recall centuries of symbiosis between man and vine. The Greco (Greek) vine has a clear Hellenic derivation, the Puteolan Spalatrone system adopted to grow our grapes has an Etruscan origin, the terraces with dry stone walls are from the early 19th century, a time in which the island agriculture had a strong development.
Centuries of viticulture that recount a gradual process of appropriation of the rocky and steep slopes of the island. Such a composition of the territory forces the vines to sink their roots deep underground, looking for water and nourishment which are constant even in the hot season, when the grapes reach their complete ripening. This results in a direct influence on the sensory characteristics of the wine, from the visual aspect to the flavor. A taste of terroir, which gives the wine a clear and unique personality.
Terraces clinging to the rock
On the north-east side of the island, facing the Gulf of Naples, our grapes are born and grow on centuries-old terraces. Centuries of history of adaptation to the natural environment provide us with the experience necessary to carry out our work.
“The vineyard is small but beautiful. Above old terraces contained by dry stone walls it grows together with lemon trees, the splendid olive grove and, finally, the Mediterranean maquis that wonderfully surrounds everything”
Luciano Pignataro Wine Blog