South facing vineyards...
Vini Panacea is a new concept, founded in 2011 by Pina and Raffaele. They have always worked for other producers, Pina in the administration and Raffaele as winemaker.
For more than 20 years they have worked together and had the goal to own a winery. They own vineyards in the most prestigious hills of the Irpinia region, touching the only 3 DOCGs in the Campania region.
Their philosophy is to get the best quality wine with the lowest intervention as possible, a long and slow ripening of the grapes, and harvesting only when they reach full maturity. In the winery the skilled Raffaele treats every singular variety in a different way depending also on vintage to vintage, he feels what his grapes needs.
Fiano grapes grow on a slope north from Avellino at an altitude of 350-400m with south facing that allows the grapes to get the best sun all day and reach full maturity.
Greco is grown on the slopes of Montefusco at an altitude of 700m, at this altitude the grapes ripen very slowly gaining flavour and retaining their natural acidity, resulting in wines full of depth and freshness.
The hills that flank the Calore river have been home to the Aglianico vines for more than 20 years. In this area Aglianico finds the perfect microclimate for a very slow ripening, absorbing as much sun as possible and deepening its flavours, the harvest is manual and happens in the first days of November. The wine spends 2 years in large French oak barrels and Tonneau, to soften its strong character. Afterwards it is left for 1 year in bottle to settle before being released to the market.
The entry level wines are made with the second press of their top cuvees, Campania Bianco is a blend of Greco, Fiano and Falanghina, fermented in stainless steel to keep the full floral and fruity aromas of this varieties. Campania rosso is a blend of Aglianico and Sangiovese, a great combination of power and freshness.