Feudi di San Gregorio wine producer
Feudi di San Gregorio
Export-focussed Campanian giant Feudi di San Gregorio was founded in the wake of the devastating Irpinian earthquake of 1980, which left almost 3000 dead and 300,000 people homeless. Irpinia (the name means ‘wolf-country’) is the mountainous interior of Campania, covering much the same area as the modern province of Avellino.
Husband and wife team Enzo Ercolino and Mirella Capaldo, both Irpinian natives who had moved to Rome, were inspired to return and rebuild their homeland. With Enzo’s brothers Mario and Luciano and Mirella’s brother Mario, they opened Feudi di San Gregorio in 1986, aided by post-earthquake reconstruction funds from Rome and the EU.
From the beginning the company had a mission to focus on local grape varieties, at a time when international grapes and wine styles were all the rage. They also championed white varieties like Greco and Fiano when the only well-known wine of the region was the red Taurasi, made from Aglianico. This was rewarded in 2003 when Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino were promoted to DOCG, becoming two of the first white wines in Italy to achieve the honour.
Today the company, now run by Mirella’s nephew Antonio Capaldo, has over 300 hectares of vineyards in Irpinia and other Campanian regions. It has recently introduced a range of sparkling wines called DUBL in collaboration with the great Champagne producer Anselme Selosse, and has expanded beyond Campania into neighbouring Basilicata (Italy’s ‘ankle’) to make Aglianico del Vulture and into Puglia (the ‘heel’) to make Primitivo di Manduria.
Decanting Club wines made by: Feudi di San Gregorio
From Campania, Italy
Feudi di San Gregorio 'Cutizzi' Greco di Tufo
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