De Falco Vini

De Falco Vini

Campania

San Sebastiano Al Vesuvio

Italy has its fair share of volcanic vineyards, on ancient lava flows, as well as on and around volcanoes, both those long extinct and those still extant. Mount Vesuvius is squarely in the latter camp. In fact, it is Europe’s most active volcano. The tragedy at Pompeii and Herculaneum may literally be ancient history, but the threat to the near-million residents of the municipality of Naples is very real.

In 1944, the village of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, amongst others, was destroyed by Europe’s most recent volcanic eruption. However, the residents remain undaunted by the smouldering threat, perhaps least of whom are the winegrowers. This, in large part, is due to the favourability of the soils, as well as the combination of aspect and elevation, and the moderating influence of the Bay of Naples that make this wine territory of great pedigree....READ MORE

De Falco Vini

Campania

San Sebastiano Al Vesuvio

Italy has its fair share of volcanic vineyards, on ancient lava flows, as well as on and around volcanoes, both those long extinct and those still extant. Mount Vesuvius is squarely in the latter camp. In fact, it is Europe’s most active volcano. The tragedy at Pompeii and Herculaneum may literally be ancient history, but the threat to the near-million residents of the municipality of Naples is very real.

In 1944, the village of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, amongst others, was destroyed by Europe’s most recent volcanic eruption. However, the residents remain undaunted by the smouldering threat, perhaps least of whom are the winegrowers. This, in large part, is due to the favourability of the soils, as well as the combination of aspect and elevation, and the moderating influence of the Bay of Naples that make this wine territory of great pedigree.

De Falco Vini’s vines are in the centre of the Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio at an average elevation of 500 metres. This is very much a family affair, with founder Angelo De Falco and his son Gabriele finding a balance between Campanian traditions and the advantages of modern winemaking techniques. Their expressions are typical of the district and its autochthonous grapes, but elaborated in a way that also prizes purity, concentration, balance and clarity of expression.

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