The family-owned Villa Raiano was established in 1996, in the village of Raiano, Campania. In 2009, a new winery was built on top of a hill amongst vineyards and chestnut woods, overlooking the River Sabato near San Michele di Serino in the Southern Apennines.The Raiano family is dedicated to producing a range of wines from local grape varieties Aglianico, Fiano and Greco - primarily sourced (80%) from 20 hectares of their own organically farmed vines across three DOCGs. Aglianico is harvested from a single, 10-hectare estate in Castelfranci and Greco from two 4-hectare vineyards in Contrada Marotta, Montefusco. They also produce Falanghina from vineyards owned by local growers. The majority of production, however, is Fiano.
Villa Raiano Greco di Tufo Contrada Marotta 2016
Intense, spicy, nutty nose with aromas of ripe stonefruit and subtle yeasty, toasty notes. The palate is developed, textured and complex – ripe, honeyed and savoury and held together by balancing minerality and saline acidity, leading to a long, spicy finish.
The Greco grapes are grown 700m above sea level, in the Montefusco vineyard. The soil is a mixture of sand, silt and clay and the vines are guyot-trained. Grapes are typically harvested in the last week of September and are whole bunch pressed. The juice is fermented in stainless steel and refined on its lees for 10-12 months.