Oppida Aminea / Sannio Coda Di Volpe / 750mL
100% Coda di Volpe is vinified in stainless steel with a short cold soak and
aged for over a year in bottle. Coda di Volpe (the fox’s tail) has long been a
workhorse white in Campania. It is a high-yielding variety that keeps its
character even when slightly overcropped. If yields are managed, as is the
case here, the grape can produce robust whites that are serious and ageworthy.
Winemaker Francesco Iocono calls this a “yellow” wine.
Sannio is the modern Italian word for Samnium, the name of a mainly upland region stretching between the present-day borders of Basilicata and Lazio. It was at its most vital as an independent political and cultural region between 600 and 290 BC. Winemaker Francesco Iacono, with the support of the Muratori family, has set out to explore this ancient territory through the cultivation of its most renowned native varieties. Falanghina, Greco, Fiano and Coda di Volpe are grown in vineyards near Benevento that have been developed to require minimal anti-fungal treatments.