The winemaking estate Tenuta De Gregorio is born from the founders’ passion for wine and for the Irpinia region.
Nestled in the heart of the Irpinia DOCG, in the beautiful municipality of Taurasi, are our vineyards. A territory long dedicated to high-quality winemaking.
Located in the Carazita district, renowned as one of the finest areas in the municipality of Taurasi for its favorable position at 450 meters above sea level, the estate benefits from unique pedoclimatic conditions.
In the subsoil, volcanic ashes from the activity of Mount Vesuvius are abundant, carried by the winds during various eruptions. Over the centuries, these ashes have layered, imparting to the wine an additional uniqueness that transforms into extraordinary structure, freshness, and minerality.
“Artisanal” is the adjective that best represents our wines. Indeed, every operation is meticulously carried out with care and the involvement of the entire family.
Our territory, always devoted to high-quality winemaking, is immersed in a bucolic landscape reminiscent of Virgil, featuring native vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees. It harmoniously blends with the surrounding natural environment.
Meticulous care of the vineyards, selection of the finest grape clusters, manual harvesting, destemming, and a gentle pressing of the grapes followed by an extended maceration of approximately 25 days: each operation is aimed at capturing the balance and harmony of our grapes in every bottle.
Our estate-owned vineyards boast a high planting density, with approximately 5000 plants per hectare. They are cultivated using the Guyot pruning method, with an average yield of around 60 quintals per hectare.
To preserve the distinctive characteristics of our wines, returning to the drinker all the beauty and fragrance of our land, we rely on a network of local collaborators for key vineyard operations. Additionally, we enlist the services of the qualified and specialized technical staff from Le Ali di Mercurio, overseeing quality control both in the vineyard and the cellar.
Vinification is guided by the advice of the oenologist (wine maker) Vincenzo Mercurio, one of the foremost experts in the field.
With the aim of minimizing environmental impact, our company practices voluntary integrated farming.
A distinctive feature of Aglianico is its late ripening. The grapes are harvested at the end of October and in the first decade of November.
Aglianico, with its unique characteristics, makes the wine suitable for extended aging. For both Taurasi and our Campi Taurasini, we use French tonneaux and barriques, allowing for an ideal evolution of tannins and the wine’s bouquet.
Its attributes of elegance and structure make it particularly suitable for pairing with meat-based dishes, roasts, or game, as well as with cured meats and cheeses.