The Fiano Campania IGT “JQN203 Piante a Lapio” Joaquin is a truly unique, primeval style Fiano from century-old, pre-phylloxera vines cultivated in volcanic soil in the Lapio CRU. A white wine crafted to defy time. Fermentation for 60 days “sous voile”in oak tanks in a temperature controlled environment. Aged in 500litre Chestnut, acacia and oak casks.
This winemaking model has subsequently been applied to other varieties as well, creating a unique production philosophy which characterizes Joaquin. Their motto is “a new vintage, a new project,” and in fact only the wines which excel in a given vintage are produced.
Raffaele Pagano founded his Joaquin winery on a mission: to become the flag bearer for the great wines of Campania – the Fiano & Aglianico. Located in Montefalcione, home to the two DOCG wines, Fiano di Avellino and Aglianico Taurasi, he started with a meticulous study and selection of antique, pre-phylloxera vineyards in the area of Lapio and Montefalcione, known as the habitat of origin of the varieties. In fact, Raffaele has worked tirelessly to reach vinous expressions that are the quintessence of the historic local terroirs.