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|Appellation/Sub-Region||Campania Aglianico IGP|
|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Certified Organic, Low-Intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan|
"Drogone" is rustic and charming expression of 100% Aglianico. A youthful brightness is backed by sturdy tannin. The texture, combined with the wine's aromas of candied and fresh red fruits, garrigue, and wet forest floor make this unmistakably Italian. Good with a hunk of cheese and some pungent porcini mushroom risotto.
Cantina Giardino was founded by six friends with the intention of preserving old vineyards and native varietals found in and around Irpinia, a mountainous town right in the heart of Campania. They source fruit from 16 distinct and often quite distant parcels, focusing on older vines (50+ years) from farmers who have employed traditional methods for generations, but were at risk of having to abandon or uproot their land. Winemaker Antonio has a whole slew of vessels, including oak and cherry tree barrels, demi-muids, stainless steel tanks, fiberglass, and amphorae that were homemade by one of the partners. Each vintage, the wine ends up where he feels that it should, and he often uses extended skin contact for whites. He only adds sulfur in rare cases when it is deemed necessary, and only adds the smallest possible amount; otherwise the wine is bottled as-is. Certified organic, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.