M o n t e f a l c i o n e a s m a l l h i l l s i d e v i l l a g e

soil

6 H e c t a r e s o f s u r f a c e

All vineyards have a southern and southwestern exposure with an altitude ranging between 499 and 531 m above sea level

The warm summer exposure is balanced by constant ventilation and the essential influence of Mount Tuoro, the northernmost peak of the Terminio mountain massif, which guarantees significant  temperature variations at night.

A unique combination in this Apennine area is the clayey soil mixed with rocky patches, with deposits of volcanic ash. The pyroclastic soil cover, the moderate presence of organic matter and mineral salts contribute to the health of the vines and to the distinctive structure of the wines specific to this area of Irpinia.

territory characteristics

S c i l l i c a m p a n a V i n e y a r d s

All the Scillicampana Vineyards are located in San Marco, a rural area that lies south of the town of Montefalcione and is one of the town’s three hillsides. It is an exclusive overlapping area for the production of two Irpinian wines of controlled and guaranteed origin: Fiano di Avellino DOCG and Taurasi DOCG.

The rows of vines extend along the southeastern slope of the San Marco hillside, in a geographical context and microclimate particularly favorable to the grapevines.

MonteTuoro
Specific characteristics

L a n d p r o t e c t i o n a n d b i o d i v e r s i t y

Controlled integrated pest management strategies are applied and spontaneous inter-row grassing is guaranteed, periodically mowed with the absolute exclusion of chemical weeding, preserving the natural flora of the area.

The hilly area of San Marco offers lush spontaneous vegetation and a variety of tree and shrub species typical of this area of Irpinia, which constitute a natural habitat for wildlife and various insects, such as beetles, the magical fireflies that on summer nights invade the rows and provide the wonderful spectacle of the “Scillicampane”.

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility”

Rachel L.Carson 1907- 1964

The characteristics of the land, the soil, and the particular microclimate allow for the production of high-quality wines

An hillside village

M o n t e f a l c i o n e

Montefalcione is a small village in the province of Avellino, located at approximately 561 meters above sea level. It is an area with an ancient and powerful viticultural history and the presence of native grape varieties. Situated in the heart of Irpinia on the Tyrrhenian side of the Campanian Apennine ridge.

VARIETIES AND DENOMINATIONS

Irpinia Territory

Irpinia Territory

The area has a favorable geographical context for the Fiano and Aglianico vines, with a unique soil combination, which contributes to the health of the vines and the particular structure of the wines. Select an area for more details, press the area to go back.

Through Irpinia

The area has a favorable geographical context for the Fiano and Aglianico vines, with a unique soil combination, which contributes to the health of the vines and the particular structure of the wines.

Select an area for more details, press the area to go back.

Taurasi DOCG & Fiano di Avellino DOCG

Taurasi e Fiano di Avellino DOCG

Taurasi DOCG

The Taurasi DOCG production area covers a total of 245 km2 and includes the territories of
Taurasi, Bonito, Castelfranci, Castelvetere sul Calore, Fontanarosa, Lapio, Luogosano, Mirabella
Eclano, Montefalcione, Montemarano, Montemiletto, Paternopoli, Pietradefusi, Sant'Angelo all'Esca, San
Mango sul Calore, Torre le Nocelle and Venticano.

The landscape is predominantly hilly exposed to constant and not very sustained ventilation with typical
night breezes. The imposing presence of mountainous elements of the Apennine ridge contributes, with
hectares of forest, to the establishment of a microclimate favorable to the Aglianico vine.

The climate, typical of inland areas, is rigid from winter with precipitations including snow and characterized
by strong temperature variations in the summer months and low rainfall, ideal for a ripening process of the
grapes characterized by gradualness and balance between sugar content and acidity.
The characteristics of the soil allow the subdivision into three extended sectors. The western one is
characterized by the presence of varicolored clays and calcarenites, with stone interlayers, many of pyroclastic
origin, more extensive and powerful in the territories of Lapio and Montefalcione, where there is
overlap with the area of Fiano di Avellino.

The eastern sector has sandy and sandy-clayey intercalations with local debris covers,
while the soil of the north-eastern area is mainly clayey with sedimentary rocks and deposits of
ash and lapilli.
The high clay content of the Taurasi soils has a positive influence on the quality of the productions,
particularly during the summer drought periods, allowing for a more regular ripening of the grapes with
good maintenance of acidity levels.

The prerogative of the Taurasi soils is the richness in magnesium, with its strongly positive action
on the vegetative activity of the vine, it favors both the lignification processes and the organoleptic characteristics< br> of the wine. Equally good is the land endowment of boron, copper, manganese and zinc. In the area of
Montefalcione and Lapio the highest concentrations of magnesium and potassium are found in the soil, elements
which give the wines intensity of aromas, good structure and balance.

Fiano di Avellino DOCG

The production area of Fiano di Avellino DOCG covers a total territorial area of 276 sq km and
partly falls within the territory of the Partenio regional park with an extensive hilly strip
interposed between the slopes of the Monte Group Vergine – Monti di Avella to the west, and those of the
Monte Terminio – Monte Tuoro group to the east.

The large area is remarkably articulated from an orographic point of view and in the constitution of
soil. The widest band, the central one, which includes the municipal areas of Grottolella, Montefredane,
Capriglia Irpina, Avellino, Forino, Contrada, Cesinali and Aiello del Sabato, has gentle shapes and low hills
with a clayey soil , marly and sandy with the presence of gypsum, covered with ash and pumice.
In the western area, the territories of Ospedaletto d'Alpinolo, Mercogliano and Monteforte Irpino close
to the slopes of the Partenio Mountains, are characterized by the same cinerites of the central band resting
on calcareous layers, and those of S. Angelo a Scala and Summonte see the presence of sandstones with interlayers
of marl.

The eastern band is more complex with the presence of cinerites that cover a marly clay soil in the
territories of Pratola Serra, Manocalzati and Candida, and the same ash and volcanic deposits instead rest on
varicolored clays with stone intercalations in those of Lapio and Atripalda which also represent the only
lithotype present in the areas of Montefalcione, Parolise and S. Potito Ultra. In the territories of Salza Irpina, Sorbo
Serpico, S. Stefano del Sole, S. Lucia di Serino and S. Michele di Serino, marly and sandy clays alternate
and multicolored clays with sections of debris and alluvial deposits.

Greco di Tufo DOCG

The production area of Greco di Tufo DOCG extends north of Avellino to the borders of the province
of Benevento for about 61 sq km and includes the municipalities of Tufo, Altavilla Irpina, Chianche, Montefusco, Prata
di Principato Ultra , Petruro Irpino, Santa Paolina and Torrioni. The territory partly falls within the
territorial ambit of the Partenio regional park.

The vine benefits, throughout this area, from soils that are decidedly rich in clay capable of positively influencing
the quality of the productions especially in periods of summer drought. In the northern area
the clayey layers are attenuated by sandy levels and at times silty due to the erosive action of the surface
waters, and the presence of calcareous rocks, even dolomite. In this strip along the course of the river
Sabato, the sedimentary rocks are variously cemented with chalky layers and sulfur mineralizations.
The southern area is instead more marked by its volcanic origin with the soil covered in pumice and
ash and stratified with Yellow Neapolitan Tuff and Ignimbrite Campana.
The prerogative of the soils is the richness in elements such as magnesium and potassium but also boron, copper,
manganese and zinc.

The climate, mild in summer and with good rainfall in autumn and winter, is typical of the Apennine hinterland. The temperature ranges between day and night are constant and the temperature peaks
are attenuated by the presence of large wooded areas, guaranteeing the health of the vine and balance of
ripening of the grapes.

EXCLUSIVE SELECTIONS

OUR WINES

FIANO 2021
2021 harvest

Fiano di Avellino RISERVA
DOCG 2021

White wine with a surprising structure, displaying uncommon acidity and characteristic aromas that reflect the terroir of the grapes’ origin between Montefalcione and Lapio

TAURASI 2018
2018 Harvest

TAURASI DOCG 2018

100% Aglianico grapes selected from the oldest vineyard of our company

FIANO 2018
2018 harvest

Fiano di Avellino
DOCG

Elegant white wine with a great structure and an incredible aging potential

AGLIANICO 2018
2018 harvest

Irpinia Aglianico
DOC

Ruby red wine with intense and distinctly fruity organoleptic characteristics.

FIANO 2017
2017 harvest

Fiano di Avellino
DOCG

Structured and full-bodied. Extended aging in glass has given it harmony and balance.

AGLIANICO 2017
2017 harvest

Irpinia Aglianico
DOC

Aromas of ripe plums and cherries emanate from the glass of this Aglianico

FIANO 2016
2016 harvest

Fiano di Avellino
DOCG

Acclaimed and award-winning wine, there are still small reserves undergoing further aging

AGLIANICO 2016
2016 harvest

Irpinia Aglianico
DOC

Made from selected 100% Aglianico grapes from an exceptional vintage.

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