The grapes to produce the Taurasi DOCG Pietracupa are hand-harvested in October and goes through a long maceration of around 1 month long. After fermentation, the finished wine is aged in used oak barrels for 2-3 years and refined in bottle for at least 1 year but generally much more.
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.