Vadiaperti Coda di Volpe 2017
Place: Iripina, Campania, Italy
Vineyards: Since the end of the nineteenth century, the Troisi family has championed the wines of Irpina. These family estate vineyards sit at 2100 feet above sea level near the commune of Pietradefusi, some of the highest, and coolest, Coda di Volpe vineyards in the region. Soils are volcanic with limestone subsoils. These vines age from 25-50 years old. Raffaele Troisi, the winemaker and current steward of the generations-old family land, was the first (in modern history) in the region to bottle Coda di Volpe as a single-varietal wine.
Varietal: Hand-harvested, 100% Coda di Volpe.
Coda di Volpe is a white wine grape that was used in ancient times to make medium tofull-bodied wines in Campania. It was Pliny the Elder who coined the name because of the varietal long, curvy bunches of grapes resembling a fox's bushy tail. (Coda di Volpe means Tail of the Fox.)
Winemaking: Full-cluster press; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tanks. Aged in tank on fine lees.