Tintilia del Molise – Opalia
100% Tintilia from a 4ha vineyard located in the comune (municipality) of Monteroduni, at 560m above sea level, with a soil composed mostly of clay. Tintilia is a low-yielding grape that offers good acidity and structure, and is almost exclusively grown in Molise. The DOC was created recently, in 2011. The grapes are harvested at the end of October. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and the malolactic fermentation and aging in mostly second use French oak (Forest of Tronçais) barrels, for 24 months. Complex and elegant aromas of ripe red fruits, with notes of licorice and vanilla. 14% alcohol. 1666 cases produced.
About the Producer
Founded in 2004 on the estate that once belonged to the Pignatelli Prince, Campi Valerio is an extensive family-owned farm of over 500 hectares. Only forty minutes away from the Adriatic Sea, it is located in different towns of the Province of Isernia: Macchia d’Isernia, Monteroduni, Pescolanciano, Miranda and other towns that are home to an olive oil mill, a winery, 30 ha of olive trees, 14 ha of vineyards and two farms with cattle and sheep. Through the restoration of the ancient sites located on the property, the Valerio family has combined a passion for agriculture with a love of the land, creating wines that aim to represent the autochthonous vines of the Sannio Pentro (Molise). Molise is the second smallest region of Italy after the Vallée d'Aoste.
Farming practices: organic.