A land that has always been vocated to the wine
ENHANCE THE TERRITORY
The province of Avellino, known as Irpinia, is located in the heart of the Southern Apennines, and borders to the north with Sannio, to the east with Puglia and Basilicata, to the south with the province of Salerno and to the west with that of Naples.
An area rich in hills and mountains, rivers and lakes, with a low population density, it has about 6.000 hectares of vineyards, with a very composite varietal framework;
Aglianico, Fiano, Greco, Falanghina and Coda di Volpe are the most common vines.
In Irpinia four DOP (Protected Designation Wines) are produced out of which three DOCG (Greco di Tufo; Fiano di Avellino; Taurasi) e one DOC (Irpinia).
The Fonzone Caccese estate is located in Paternopoli, one of the seventeen municipalities of the Taurasi DOCG area, in the province of Avellino.
The company boasts over twelve hectares of Aglianico, out of which the following wines are produced: Mattoda’ Irpinia DOC Campi Taurasini and Scorzagalline Taurasi DOCG Riserva made with the grapes coming from the highest portion of the vineyard. Furthermore, the vineyards of Falanghina, destined for the production of the Irpinia Falanghina DOC Le Mattine, complete the vineyard area of the estate.
The hill where the company estate extends, just outside the town, is located in the “Campi Taurasini” sub-area, and is surrounded by the municipalities of Villamaina, Castelfranci and Gesualdo, whose castle was inhabited by a branch of the Caccese family, from 1856 to 1980.
The vineyards extend on both sides of the hill, benefiting from multiple exposures and an altitude ranging from 360 m to 430 m / above sea level. The hill includes both clayey – calcareous soils and looser textured soils, of clear sedimentary origin, and is surrounded by the Fredane and Ifalco streams, which clearly influence the microclimate of the entire area.
Furthermore, given the proximity to Vesuvius as the crow flies, the first two layers of the soil have volcanic dust, deposit of the eruptions that took place over the centuries.