Cantina Giardino
Sophia 2020

  • Region Irpinia, Campania, Italy
  • Grapes Greco
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
  • ABV 12.5%
  • Size 750ml

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About the Wine

Sophia is the result of an ongoing experiment to see which grape variety is best suited to extended skin contact. A pale, hazy amber in the glass, its pure citrus fruit is gently spiced with neat tannins, and a long mineral finish. It’s a wine that sits perfectly alongside the region’s more rustic dishes such as braised rabbit with olives, white wine and herbs.

Named after Antonio and Daniela's daughter, Sophia. The wine is made with 100% Greco planted 650m above sea level in Santa Paolina. The grapes spend a whole year on the skins in small terracotta amphora, before being pressed off into acacia and chestnut casks to rest for a further 6 months. The resulting wine is textured and full of spice, thanks to extended time in amphora. A wine of great balance and intrigue, a real pleasure to drink.

About Cantina Giardino

Antonio and Daniela De Gruttola seek out old vineyards in Irpinia, high in the hills of Campania. They champion and preserve the region’s native varietals, old vines and an age old way of tending them. The vines are set at altitude and are planted over the region’s vibrant volcanic soils. Vineyard work is done by hand, organically and a combination of great farming and low yields results in healthy, characterful fruit. In the cantina, Antonio takes a no-nonsense approach with the intention of letting this terroir express itself in full. The grapes ferment naturally without temperature control and fermentation can continue for months. Wines are raised in a combination of terracotta amphorae and large casks made from local woods and are bottled unfiltered, with no additions at all. The resulting wines are singular, vivid expressions of grape and place.

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