Campania producer Piero Mastroberardino has bought a new winery in Apice.
Mastroberardino, the Irpinian estate founded in 1878, is considered one of Campania’s key modern estates, producing some 2.3m bottles from 200ha of vines in renowned sites.
Their top labels include Taurasi Radici, an Algianico from the Taurasi area of production.
‘The new acquisition confirms our leadership in the market in terms of volume, as well as quality and our belief in Campania’s earliest native grape varieties,’ Mastroberardino said.
The new vineyard, planted mainly to Falanghina, in addition to some experimental varietals, is situated in the heart of the Sannio DOC. It lies at an altitude of between 350 and 450m, just outside Irpinia.
‘The soil is rich in mineral content and the microclimate very favourable for the production of Falanghina, one of Campania’s top white varieties, typical to this area of production,’ Mastroberardino told decanter.com.
‘It is also the first time in ten years that we have invested in vineyards outside Irpinia, though it is only a short distance from the main estate.’
The estate will also include a hotel and golf course.
Written by Michele Shah