This is the second most-planted native grape variety in Campania, after Aglianico, and probably dates back to Roman times. Piedirosso means red foot and refers to the red stalks of the bunches. The grapes are naturally light in colour.
Area of production: Sannio, Campania
Grape Variety: Piedirosso
Altitude: 250 m a.s.l.
Soil: Argillaceous with lime-rich marlstone outcrops
Harvest: Early October
Vinification: Maceration on the skins at controlled temperatures, c. 10 days’ fermentation
Maturation: In stainless steel
Nose: fragrant, floral, red fruits.
Palate: pleasant, soft with bright acidity, red fruit and herbal notes.
Food pairing: light meats and charcuterie, grilled or roast lamb, vegetarian dishes
Serving temperature: 16 -18˚ C
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