CAMPI FLEGREI DOP PIEDIROSSO – CRU
We produce our Piedirosso reserve by carefully selecting grapes from the best exposed rows from our vineyard in Camaldoli. The grapes are fermented and macerated in cherry wood and the wine is aged in chestnut wood. Tenuta Camaldoli is not clarified or filtered, and therefore may contain some sediments on the bottom of the bottle.
Technical product sheet
Grape variety | Piedirosso 100%
Production area | southern slopes of the Camaldoli hills. Entirely made in the municipality of Naples, 230-300 m a.s.l
Coordinates | 40°52’14″N 14°10’28″E
Soil | predominately sandy. The site features a sloping terrain controlled by a large southern facing embankment on a tufaceous matrix (yellow Neapolitan tuff 10,000 to 15,000 years ago) in which overlapping pyroclastic layers associated with the last Phlegrean eruptions between 3,500 and 5,000 years ago are present.
Training system | espalier with bilateral Guyot system- Double overturned. The rows are primarily oriented north-south and have a spacing arrangement of 2 m x 1.5 m
Yield | 3500 plants per hectare
Harvest period | October
Harvest | manual
Technical prefermentation | manual destemming of the best grapes from the Camaldoli Estate. Vinification in an open-top truncated cone cherry wood vat. Punching down performed manually
Fermentation | indigenous yeast fermentation
Fermentation temperature | 22° – 26° C
Refining | chestnut
Alcohol content | 12,6%
A wine with a ruby red color. The nose is complex with a pronounced minty aroma with herbaceous (rosemary) hints and a background of a dark-fleshed fruit such as black currant and blackberry. Mineral tones, cloves and a hint of floral such as wisteria complete its aromatic bouquet.
Tannins are characterized by finesse and freshness on the palate with a spicy mineral finish
Tenuta Camaldoli, is located on the southern slope of the Camaldoli hill, and entirely contained in the municipality of Naples. The vineyard is mainly made up of Piedirosso grapes arranged on several terraces and covers about 3 hectares. The topographic reference is 40°52’14” N latitude, 14°10’28” E longitude, with an altitude between 200 m and 290 m a.s.l.
The site features sloping topography regulated by a large south-facing banking up on a tuffaceous matrix (yellow Neapolitan Tufo 10,000- 15,000 years ago) in which overlapping layers of pyroclastic tied to the Phlegrean eruptions between 3500-5000 years ago.
The Piedirosso vineyard is thirty years old and is espaliered with a bilateral and double inverted guyot architecture. The rows tend to be oriented north-south with layouts of 2 m x 1.35 m and have a density of 3500 plants/hectare.
The Piedirosso is a native Campania vine present in the region since time immemorial and with extensions lower only than Aglianico. It is known by the dialectal name “Per’ e palummo” which describes a morphological characteristic of the rachis which sees the pedicels of the grains colored red like those of a pigeon’s foot.
The vine is very vigorous, with medium-late ripening in the first 20 days of October. Yields are average to low, but constant. It is highly concentrated in sugars with medium acidity. It has medium-large sized, pyramid-shaped and loose bunches. The grains are medium-sized, spherical, with high concentrations of bloom on the thick purplish-red skin.
The vine also thrives on calcareous soils but finds its natural environment in those of volcanic origin in Campania.