ABOUT THE WINERY
With peasant courage and unconditional dedication, Orazio and Libero Rillo cultivate their own vineyards, which are well exposed and perched on a silent hill in the Benevento area. We are to be precise in the territory of the municipality of Torrecuso, and it is here that the eighteen hectares of vineyards that I respond to the name of “Fontanavecchia” are located, a now historic and long-standing cellar, belonging to the Sannio wine scene.Born in the penultimate decade of the last century, in 1980 to be exact, the Fontanavecchia company has always painstakingly followed every production step, both in the vineyard and in the cellar, so as to be able to offer a range of labels that stands out among the best regional excellence. Among the rows, the autochthonous vine varieties reign unchallenged, for which you can find Falanghina, Coda di Volpe, Aglianico, Fiano, Piedirosso and Greco vines. On predominantly clayey soils, the vines are trained according to the guyot system, and are treated with rigor and meticulousness, respecting the balance of the environment, the ecosystem and nature to the maximum. In the cellar, the philosophy is not very different, so in the name of the most ancient and rooted local traditions. From the Aglianico del Taburno to the Piedirosso, from the Fiano to the Greco, from the Falanghina del Taburno to ending with the Spumanti, the Rosati and the Grappas, they are all bottles, those of Fontanavecchia, which prove to be precise and punctual, capable of involving the nose with complex olfactory bouquet, and able to conquer the palate thanks to an important and valuable gustatory tension.