Irpinia, which has always been considered the Land of Wine, is an area of wine production of D.O.C. (Designation of Origin) and has got, due to its geographical conformation and altitude, the pedoclimatic conditions suitable for quality viticulture.
The wine activity in this area has very ancient roots dating back to the Greek-Mycenaen period, whose populations first embraced the cultivation of the vine that was then improved by the Etruscans.
Ponterotto incorporates a special message
It bears the name of the bridge that is a symbol of a bond with the ancient origins of its own land and of the great values of an extraordinary prestigious territory: Irpinia.
On this estate, esperimentation was carried out with great success on the Falanghina variety of grape vines, testified by the “Perzechè” Falanghina wine, which maturing brings out the aromatic notes typical of the wine.
The second estate is on the hills of Santa Lucia, part of Santa Paolina (Avellino), that belongs to the area known as of Greco, and it is made up of vineyards that stand in a open and well-ventilated valley, are destined to the production of the “Narciso” Greco di Tufo selection, a structured and elegant wine, supported by good acidity.
During the recent years the company has expanded and has acquired the third agricultural estate in Montemarano (AV), which represents a historic site in the production of Aglianico and Taurasi. Thanks to the high altitude and the unique climatic conditions of this place, the Aglianico variety is born, evidenced by the “Helea” production, with valuable organoleptic characteristics.
The Irpinia wine-growing center, located on the Apennine ridge with the presence of mountain ranges such as Partenio and Terminio, is subject to a remarkable climate variability that makes this small district unique in Italy. Thanks to this heterogeneity that characterizes the various wine-growing areas, it is possible to have a wide variety of production, all based on an autochthonous viticulture.
Today the agricultural estates of the Di pietro family are the result of the work of a young and dynamic team, capable of combining classicism and innovation. Ponterotto incorporates a message that acquires a special meaning: it bears the name of the bridge that is a symbol of a bond with the ancient origins of its own land and of the great values of an extraordinary prestigious territory: Irpinia.