Vadiaperti

 

The story of Vadiaperti starts with Antonio Troisi back in the 19th century.  Antonio emigrated to the USA and started one of the very first Italian wine import companies.  He selected products from his area- the Inpirnia region of Campania and sold them to the American market. He owned vineyards, but the fruit was sold to the local coop until his son Antonio Jr produced the first estate bottling in 1984.

  Antonio Jr’s son, Raffaele followed his father in the vineyards and helped make the wine.  After pursuing his degree in Chemistry, Raffaele decided to go back to the estate to make wine full time in the mid 1990’s.  Today Raffaele also teaches enology at the local wine school in Montefredane.

Raffaele Troisi is a winegrower who combines peasant knowledge with a technical and agronomic preparation: He quickly abandoned

all the technical methods of growing and winemaking he learned in school and, as he told us, "he put in the drawer" to devote himself to growing grapes and making wine in a more natural way.  Raffaele pays extreme attention to the use of non-invasive techniques that respect the terroir which do not alter the varietal characteristics of its grapes and wines.  His favorite wine producer is Ravaneau, and he has quite a collection of these wines in his cellar. This is always a good sign!! After years of litigation between family members, Vadiaperti is now 100% owned and operated by Raffaele, and he has changed the corporate name to Traerte. The 10 hectares of vineyards make up very small and separated plots planted in Montefredane, in the Vadiaperti district of Campania. This is one of the most suitable areas for white wines from Irpinia, with vineyards between 400 and 600 meters above sea level. 

We first met Raffaele Triosi at one of our favorite restaurants in Verona- Osteria A Carro Armato.  He was sitting at a table with his Japanese importer and friends.  He periodically got up from the table to pour from a Jeroboam of his 1997 Fiano to anyone holding out a glass.  He was charismatic and very generous, and the wine was outstanding, so the next day we decided to visit him, and it was apparent given the amount of people at his booth that we walked into someone and something special.

Vadiaperti Coda di Volpe

 

Appellation: DOC Irpina

Grapes: Coda di Volpe

Vineyad: Estate vineyards sit at 2,100 feet above sea level near the commune of Pietradefusi, some of the highest, and coolest, Coda di Volpe vineyards in the region. A mix of volcanic “tufo,” mineral-rich and well-draining, with limestone subsoils.

Vinification:  Hand-harvested. Full-cluster press; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tanks. Aged in tank on fine lees

Tasting Notes:  This wine is remarkably age worthy. Aromas of honey, wet stone and herbs. Lively and juicy, with a resinous, honeyed finish. Pair with fresh oysters or other shellfish; ricotta-filled ravioli.

Vadiaperti Falanghina

 

Appellation: DOC Falanghina del Beneventano

Grapes: Falanghina

Vineyad: Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Torrecuso countryside, between 400-500m above sea level. Soils are of volcanic origin with tuffa characteristics. Vines are trained by spurred rope and Guyot pruning.

Vinification:  Hand picked grapes are lightly pressed before fermentation.

Tasting Notes: This bright yellow wine has fruity and mineral characteristics, with hints of floral notes that are well harmonized between them. Excellent with fish, but also with medium-aged cheeses accompanied by honey and assorted jams.

Vadiaperti Fiano di Avellino

 

Appellation: DOC Fiano di Avellino

Grapes: Fiano

Vineyad: Grapes are sourced from vineyards on the "Vadiaperti" and "Toppole" estates, in the Montefredane countryside - 400m above sea level. Soils mix volcanic “tufo,” mineral-rich and well-draining, with limestone subsoils.

Vinification:  Hand-harvested. Full-cluster press; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tanks. Aged in tank on fine lees

Tasting Notes:  Aromas of apple, pear and hazelnut. Pure and creamy, with lifting acidity and a peppery finish. Pair with white fish; Italian burrata (a southern specialty); fresh crab.

Vadiaperti Greco di Tufo

 

Appellation: DOCGreco di Tufo

Grapes: Greco

Vineyad: Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the "Marota" estate in the Montefusco countryside - 600m above sea level. Soils are of volcanic origin with tuffa characteristics. Vines are trained by spurred rope and Guyot pruning.

Vinification:  Hand picked grapes are lightly pressed before fermentation.

Tasting Notes: Medium-bodied, with lovely fruit and great acidity, it's a refreshing and textured, with a chaser of ginger and clove notes. Featuring peach and pear, with yellow fruit, apricot and persimmon, a touch of pink grapefruit, and a smoky minerality drawn from the volcanic soils of the area.

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