The Nifo Sarrapochiello Winery, founded in an old farmhouse dating back to 1770, lies in Campania’s heroic Sannio District, a very important historical vine growing area that’s full of art treasures. The winery is located on the Latina Way, an ancient Roman road leading to the town of Benevento, used in ancient times to supply Rome with grapes and wines. The vineyards are located at 200-350 meters above sea level at the base of the Pentime Mountain in the foothills of the massive Apennine range in 12 hectares of fertile grape growing soil. The Nifo Sarrapochiello family cultivates their 12 hectares of vineyards with the traditional growth of varietals such as Aglianico, Pedirosso, Olivella, Falanghina, Coda di Volpe and Greco.
In 1998 the winery began growing organic vines with up to date organic wine growing techniques and a willingly limited production. Lorenzo, who holds a doctorate in agriculture and viticulture, is the third generation winemaker who today carries on the love and respect of nature handed down from fathers to sons in a steady link between tradition and scientific and cultural progress. The final products are of the highest quality, keeping the features peculiar to traditional wine growing.
|Falanghina Sannio DOC
Made from 100% hand harvested Falanghina grapes from the vineyard named Fucito, the grapes are crushed and then fermented for 18-20 days, followed by 2 months in stainless steel and 2 months in the bottle. This is a pale straw colored wine with aromas of ripe bananas, syrupy pears, and pineapple and undertones of spices with a delicate and persistent taste. A great partner to antipasti, all types of fish dishes, cheeses and soft pastries
|Aglianico del Taburno DOC
Made from 100% Aglianico grapes, from the vineyard “Jazz” named after the ancient homestead and the main street, and hand harvested at the end of October/first week in November. Maceration is done on the skins followed by vinification in stainless steel. The wine is then transferred into barrique for 8-10 months aging after which it spends an additional 12 months aging in the bottle before release. This is a beautiful ruby red wine with aromas of dark fruits and stewed cherries and a delicate yet distinctive taste that’s dry, full-bodied and well-balanced. Perfect with strong flavored foods such as game or other roasted meats.