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 Ponte dei Santi Greco di Tufo 2018
The Greco grapes are sourced from a 550m altitude 1.3 hectare vineyard in Altavilla Irpina. Vines here are guyot trained in sandy-silt soils with dark clay streaks. Grapes are harvested at the start of October and are whole bunch pressed, followed by fermentation with selected yeasts in stainless steel. The wine spends 12 months on fine lees in stainless steel, and a further 12 months in bottle.
Savoury and nutty aromas with notes of ripe stonefruit, citrus and a hint of white spice. The palate is taut and linear, with an appealing minerality and saline acidity balancing lightly honeyed fruit leading to a long, savoury, crisp finish.