The Campania Greco IGT “110 Ostrica B.O.” Joaquin is from the famed zone of tufo where the soil is characterised by a mix of clay and limestone. The vineyard lies at an altitude of 450 meters a.s.l. and is exposed to the north. The vines, 40 years old, are espalier-trained at a density of 3,500 vines per hectare. The grapes are harvested by hand with a rigorous selection of the best bunches. The fermentation of the Campania Greco IGT “110 Ostrica B.O.” Joaquin takes place in stainless steel tanks and the wine remains to macerate on the lees for 20 days. When the residual sugar is down to 30 grams/liter the wine is transferred to tonneaux of oak and acacia wood where it remains to refine for 6 months without battonage.
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.