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Centomoggia Casavecchia Terre del Volturno IGT
Campania

Casavecchia is a native varietal of Campania whose origins are completely unknown today. A moggia was a unit of measure for property in this area that historically had very small plots. In fact, a property measuring 100 moggia, or about 74 acres, was such a rarity that this place, located between Caiazzo and Castel Campagnano, was named “Centomoggia, meaning one hundred moggia.


Owner: Manuela Piancastelli and Peppe Mancini
Website: www.terredelprincipe.com
Winemaker: Luigi Moio
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Casavecchia

Vineyard Location: Castel Campagnano, Pontelatone and Castel di Sasso
Orientation: Castel Campagnano North-West; Pontelatone and Castel di Sasso South-East
Elevation: 985 ft
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 2,023 in Castel Campagnano and 1,214 in Castel di Sasso and Pontelatone
Yield/Acre: 24 ql
Soil: Dry, rich mix of volcanic soil, sand and clay

Vinification
Hand-harvested grapes undergo berry selection on a table in the winery before prolonged maceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature using native yeasts

Aging Process
12 months in new, 225L French oak barrels, refined 18 months in the bottle

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby red
Bouquet: Nose of blackberry, spiced clove and liquorice
Flavor: Meaty and rich with elegant tannins and a long finish
Pairings: Ideal with pastas, red meats, aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 3,800 bottles