The Fiano di Avellino IGT Pietracupa grapes are hand-harvested in September/October. After pressing the grapes, the must is fermented in stainless steel tank. The finished wine matures on the lees for at least 6 months before bottling and then at least 8 months in the bottle before it is ready to be released.
The historic vigneron Sabino “Sammy Bruno” Loffredo has quickly gained a reputation within and beyond Italy for some of the best Greco and Fiano wines. In fact, his Greco is often considered by many to be the single best example of the variety. Loffredo has definitely lived up to his award of “Up and coming winery of the year 2006” in Gambero Rosso. Founded in 1993, the 3 hectares of vineyards were chosen with the express purpose of showcasing Montefredane to the wine world. Located in the province of Avellino on elevated, mountainous terrain, they produce limited quantities of Fiano, Greco, Falanghina, and Aglianico. The wines follow a similar ideology to Loffredo as original and faithful to the land. They show elegance, depth, and mineral character – though Loffredo himself is more of an extrovert! The wines are ready for release after bottling but have excellent age-ability, becoming more beautiful as they gain complexity in the bottle.