Il Tufiello – Monte Mattina 2015
Il Tufiello’s 2015 Monte Mattina is made of 100% Fiano, from vines planted on clayey, dry soil at 800 metres altitude. After a manual harvest, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and loaded into open-topped vats, where they macerated with their skins for 60 days. Fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts, without additions or temperature control. After pressing, the wine was aged for 2 years in cement tanks. It was then bottled unfiltered and unfined, with only a minimal amount of sulphites added.
Il Tufiello’s 2015 Monte Mattina has a bright, golden-orange color with an intense, deep nose, with aromas of candied citrus fruits, dried herbs, hay, sea breeze and an umami touch. On the palate it’s medium-bodied, dense and rich, with polished tannins, notes of sour plums, juicy peach, tangerine peel, green apples and vibrant minerality. Pairs perfectly with seafood appetizers, especially peppered mussels or stewed eel.
About Il Tufiello
In the mountains near the town of Calitiri – located in Alta Irpinia, in southwestern Italy’s Campania region – Guido and Igiea Zampaglione produce stunning natural wines from the indigenous Fiano grape. Their family company, Il Tufiello, originally started as a farm cultivating crops such as wheat, oats and sunflowers. The farm, which nowadays also holds three-and-a-half hectares of vines divided among three different vineyards, has been organically certified since 1990. Their Fiano grows at altitudes between 750 and 800 metres above sea level on clayey, tufaceous soils, resulting in clean, mineral-laden wines.