VINEYARD | The Contrada Montagna of San Felice del Molise is the territory in which Claudio Cipressi works. This is the most rugged and inland hilly area of the province of Campobasso which houses the company's 15 hectares of vineyards, certified organic and destined for the traditional varieties of the region. The bunches of Tintilia that give life to the wine come from a selected parcel, at an altitude of 600 metres. 66 metres, to be precise. After a 12-day maceration, the fermented must does a passage of one year in steel and 2 in new and second passage barriques.
PERSON | Winemaker and oenologist, Claudio Cipressi began his activity in the Nineties by following in the footsteps of a native grape of Molise: Tintilia. From there began a journey to bring this grape variety back into fashion, giving enthusiasts the opportunity to rediscover the potential of this grape. Since 2014, his winery is certified organic, a feature that denotes the careful and environmentally friendly approach of the winemaker.
WINE | Produced only in the best vintages, starting from 2009, the nose is very mature and full of nuances. Crusco pepper, broccolini and green pepper pave the way for notes that refer to Mediterranean maquis. On the palate it has very fine tannins, which structure a well-paced and cohesive sip. The long finish is seductive, with nuances of juniper, bay leaf, which close the mouth of beautiful continuity.