Pierluigi Zampaglione

The farm of Pierluigi Zampaglione is a historical presence in the area of Alta Irpinia, near Calitri. It’s at 800 meters , on a plateau that slopes gently down to the river Ofanto. On 100 hectares he cultivates wheat , pulses and fodder sine 1977 and from 1990 it was amongst the first farms in southern Italy wich were converted to organic farming. In 2002 Pierluigi planted two hectares of vineyard on three different types of soil : from the south west to the east of yellow silt dark exclay and silica sand . In 2006 Don Chisciotte was born, as a young idea of a new challenge. It’s a natural wine produced with 100% certified organic Fiano grape, that well adapted itself to the very high altitude, the extreme day/ night temperature range and to the poor windswept soil. Today, a small production of quality grapes and tomatoes expresses Pierluigi’s passion and commitment to represent the potential of the land that he works.

The wines

  • "Don Chisciotte" Fiano Campania IGT – 2018

    white White 100% Fiano d’Avellino • Vines Age 16 years • Exposure from South-East to West • Clayey, Sandy Soil rich in yellow tufa • Altitude 800 mt asl • 10 days of skin contact fermentation with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats • 6-8 months ageing in stainless steel vats on its lees • 4 months of bottle fining before the release

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