Nanni Cope, Terre del Volturno Bianco 2018Regular price $60.00 Save $-60.00
Variety: Fiano, Asprinio, and Pallagrello Bianco
Giovanni Ascione used to be a writer with a passion for wine, food, travel and life. As a contributor and critic for guides and magazines, he often got pressure from disagreeable growers because they felt he had no basis for his critiques since he had never made wine. This spurred him later in life to find vines, make wine and a new story began. Starting in 2007, Ascione slowly retrained the old vines located in the vineyard Vigna Sopra il Bosco. Left to go wild for many years, the vines of the Casavecchia varietal look more like trees. Nanni-Copé is one of my favorite producers in all of Italy. When Giovanni shows the wine at local wine fairs he is regularly the center of attention. Production is only 1,000 bottles a year of the white.
Terre del Volturno” is about celebrating the power of Fiano, but still delivers the elegance and minerality expected from Nanni Cope. While the Fiano comes from young vines, the others come from vines a century old. The wine may be white on the outside, but has the soul of a red.