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5/29/2011

Cantine Aperte (Open wineries)

May 29 - Sunday (10.30 - 5.00 p.m.)- Cantine Astroni will agree to Cantine Aperte a national wine event promoted by Italian Wine Tourism Association. Customer or people just curious about wines will be able to walk trough our vineyards, visit our winery and listen to our winemaking methods. All over this wine event will be presented some Pop Art pictures and will be possible to taste some local food product.

A detailed program will be available on May 13.

For info:
Tel: 0815884182
Fax: 0815889937
e.mail: info@cantineastroni.com
www.cantineastroni.com
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5/29/2011

Cantine Aperte (Open wineries)

May 29 - Sunday (10.30 - 5.00 p.m.)- Cantine Astroni will agree to Cantine Aperte a national wine event promoted by Italian Wine Tourism Association. Customer or people just curious about wines will be able to walk trough our vineyards, visit our winery and listen to our winemaking methods. All over this wine event will be presented some Pop Art pictures and will be possible to taste some local food product.

A detailed program will be available on May 13.

For info:
Tel: 0815884182
Fax: 0815889937
e.mail: info@cantineastroni.com
www.cantineastroni.com
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5/22/2011

Cantine Astroni at Vitigno Italia 2011 - May 22- 24.

Cantine Astroni will be present at Vitigno Italia 2011 - May 22- 24.

Stand number: Hall C - Desk C12

OPENING TIMES: Sun 16th May 14.00 - 21.30 - Mon 17th May 14.00 - 21.30 - Tues 18th May 14.00 - 20.00

About Vitigno Italia:

From 2005 Vitignoitalia starts as first italian wine fair for italian indigenous grapes and local vines. The fair is based in Naples and now days represent the second wine fair in Italy to bring a new focus on real italian winemaking.

For more details: http://www.vitignoitalia.it/
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5/22/2011

Cantine Astroni at Vitigno Italia 2011 - May 22- 24.

Cantine Astroni will be present at Vitigno Italia 2011 - May 22- 24.

Stand number: Hall C - Desk C12

OPENING TIMES: Sun 16th May 14.00 - 21.30 - Mon 17th May 14.00 - 21.30 - Tues 18th May 14.00 - 20.00

About Vitigno Italia:

From 2005 Vitignoitalia starts as first italian wine fair for italian indigenous grapes and local vines. The fair is based in Naples and now days represent the second wine fair in Italy to bring a new focus on real italian winemaking.

For more details: http://www.vitignoitalia.it/
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11/26/2010

Cantine Astroni wine event at Royal Continental Hotel

8th wine event at Hotel Royal Continental – Naples - with great wines from Italy and art-food pairing.
On November 26th – 8 pm – at Hotel Royal Continental – Posillipo Hall –Cantine Astroni will introduce special local indigenous wines from Campania.
On this wine event Cantine Astroni will introduce Strione Cru da Falanghina, Piedirosso- Colle Rotondella, Falanghina – Colle Imperatrice and ASTRO – Sparkling Brut/Extra dry from Falanghina grapes.

La serata avrà come ulteriore protagonista l’azienda casearia “ La Morgesina”, che proporrà la rinomata Mozzarella di Bufala Campana D.O.P., bocconcini di Bufala sia affumicati che con panna, ricottine di Bufala ed una accurata selezione di formaggi della penisola sorrentina.

Mario Falco, Chef from Hotel Royal Continental will pairing artistic finger food to this special Mozzarella di Bufala Campana D.O.P., bocconcini di Bufala sia affumicati che con panna, ricottine di Bufala ed una accurata selezione di formaggi della penisola sorrentina wines.

During the event will be present a local cheese maker “La Morgesina” with their special Mozzarella di Bufala Campana D.O.P. and cheese from Sorrento area.

Event prize: € 20,00

Have a reservation at Royal Continental tel.: 081 2452068 - email: sales@royalgroup.it.

Press: Royal Continental: Mr. Marco Zuppetta – tel.:081/7643211

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Press

10/27/2022

Naples’ Volcanic Wines - Wine Spectator - Robert Camuto

The first morning I woke in western Naples’ Campi Flegrei area, the view from my hotel terrace seemed paradisiacal.
Looking down the verdant hillsides, I took in the late-summer panorama of the glistening Gulf of Naples framed by the islands Capri and Ischia.
Then I noticed the smell: A putrid odor of rotten eggs seemed to have crept in on the morning breeze.
I quickly learned from other guests that this was not the fault of bad plumbing or pollution, but is the natural calling card of one of Europe’s largest active volcanic zones.
The Campi Flegrei (or Phlegraean Fields) is one giant smoldering super-volcano, with dozens of craters spread over about 80 square miles—much of that within the densely populated city limits of Naples, one of Europe’s most historic and chaotic metropolises. In the nearby countrysides are craters that look like large mining pits, where fumaroles release potent-smelling sulfurous gas.
Talk about volcanic terroir! In recent years, volcanic soils have become a hot topic in wine. But aside from Sicily’s Mount Etna, many of these so-called volcanic places haven’t been active for thousands of years.
At the other end of the spectrum of activity, Campi Flegrei is in a class of its own.
“This is not like Etna where you look up and see the volcano. Here you live in the volcano,” declares Gerardo Vernazzaro, the 46-year-old winemaker at his family’s Cantine Degli Astroni winery, named after the spent crater—now covered in forest and turned into a nature reserve—that sprawls miles below its oldest vineyard.
Naturally, there is a kind of fatalism here. Predictions are that one day it will catastrophically all blow up again. The last big eruption here, nearly 500 years ago, created the 430-foot Monte Nuovo over one week, and that mountain has slowly grown in height over the last 50 years. The once-chic Roman resort of Baiae, where Julius Caesar had a getaway, sunk into the sea following a seismic shift after the fall of the Empire. It’s now an underwater archaeological park.
Perhaps because the earth moves so much here, Campi Flegrei wines—principally the light Piedirosso reds and the local version of the white variety Falanghina—tend to be drunk quickly and locally.
“The wines here were born with the concept of carpe diem,” says Vernazzaro. “The idea is: Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.”
Gerardo Vernazzaro checks out some of Cantine Degli Astroni's Piedirosso grapes as the family winery approaches harvest time.
Winemaker Gerardo Vernazzaro of Cantine Degli Astroni checks on the Piedirosso grapes, which handle hot summers well and are typically are harvested in October. (Robert Camuto)
Piedirosso makes some of the most appealing, easy-drinking reds I enjoyed this summer. Also known as Per e Palummo, Piedirosso is grown throughout Campania, including on Ischia island. Fresh, with low-to-moderate levels of alcohol (12 to 13.5 percent), the wines show red fruit and spice, becoming more savory and minerally as they evolve over time.
The image comes to mind of Gamay with a suntan.
Piedirosso—actually a family of related vines of different biotypes—is a late-ripening variety harvested in October that doesn’t seem to mind even record-breaking hot summers like 2022.
“Piedirosso is like we Neapolitans,” Vernazzaro says. “It likes the heat and sun.”
Astroni is in its fourth generation of farming here. Starting with the 2000 vintage, when Gerardo was finishing enology school up north, the family created a commercial label to market their wine. Astroni’s Piedirosso Campi Flegrei bottlings both come from the organically certified Camaldoli vineyard of volcanic sands and tuff stone. The Colle Rotondella bottling is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, and the Tenuta Camaldoli is made from a selection of grapes, from the vineyard’s best-exposed sections, that are fermented in cherry wood vats and aged in chestnut barrels.
Link: https://www.winespectator.com/articles/naples-volcanic-wines?fbclid=IwAR2ByxLAVbFWfUG8xpZdxAnpSK_8LD4VIgLmJbnTSwwnhr_kBJvpcVTIDgA

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Awards

CTOBER 2022 - FALSTAFF - 91PTS

Colle Rotondella - Campi Flegrei Piedirosso dop 2021 - 91pts

OCTOBER 2022 - FALSTAFF - 92PTS

Colle Imperatrice- Campi Flegrei Falanghina dop 2021 - 92pts

OCTOBER 2022 - FALSTAFF - 93PTS

Tenuta Camaldoli- Campi Flegrei Piedirosso Riserva Dop 2017 - 93pts

OCTOBER 2022 - FALSTAFF - 93PTS

Tenuta Jossa - Campi Flegrei Bianco dop 2020 - 93pts
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