Productive Philosophy

The Azienda Agricola Fonzone Caccese is focused in the direction of sustainable viticulture, assessing and minimizing the impact of all agricultural and winemaking practices implemented.
The primary objective is the preservation of the environment and the health of consumers.

In the Vineyard

To facilitate as much as possible the biodiversity in the vineyard and to improve soil structure, the space between rows is managed with technical cover cropping of wild plants. The balance between legumes, grasses and other species is regulated with the mowing, while being monitored from year to year the spectrum of flora lawn.

Herbicides are not used and the plant disease defense is in accordance with the criteria for integrated pest management, with the greatest attention to the proper distribution of the active ingredients used.

At the edge of the plots of both vines and olive trees of the hill, in order to protect the slopes, hedgerows have been retained, where possible, or newly created; as well as along the edges of the stream that runs through the estate Ifalco. For this purpose we choose species to flowers nectariferous featuring rustic appearance, with a functional radical apparatus to the management of embankments. It will soon be implemented sowing areas of border with herbaceous essence to provide a habitat for pollinators.

In the Cellar

The wine-making operations are carried in containers and environments perfectly clean. The grapes are harvested by hand, are further selected in order to eliminate any excess land or grape anomalous: this allows to significantly reduce the levels of sulfur in musts and wines.

The yeasts used for the Whites are exogenous, and have characteristics suitable to the purposes of the winemaking; for the Reds these have a secondary role but, as a precautionary measure, however, are added in smaller quantities..

The use of new wood is reserved for Taurasi DOCG Riserva Scorzagalline and, minimally, the DOC Irpinia Campi Taurasini and Irpinia Fiano Sequoia. The wood of second and third step are used, however, depending on the necessity, on the other types of wines produced. Irpinia Aglianico DOC. The Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Greco di Tufo DOCG and Irpinia DOC Falanghina wines are aged exclusively in steel containers.