Le Ali di Mercurio

Pandataria Vino Bianco Italiano, Azienda Agricola Candidaterra – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“Pandataria: is an uncommon white wine by Candidaterra winery belonging to Luigi and Ercolino Sportiello, located on Ventotene island, instead Pandataria was the ancient name of this small island both for the Greeks and Romans. Just one label and few bottles, from the three classic white grape varieties coming from Campania region: Falanghina, Fiano and…

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Fannia Falanghina del Molise Doc 2018, Campi Valerio – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“Fannia Falanghina del Molise DOC 2018 of Campi Valerio winery, with Vincenzo Mercurio’s winemaking consultant. 560 meters above sea level, harvesting in September. In stainless steel refined in bottle (…) The deep bouquet offers intense and enveloping  fruity scents such as tangerine, melon, peach, apricot, apple, pear and banana, supported by a flower grace of…

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Biancolella Isola di Ponza Lazio Igp 2018 Antiche Cantine Migliaccio – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“When you talk about Isola di Ponza (Lazio) quickly you think of another bigger and not so far island, that is Ischia (Campania). In fact, Ponza inhabitants come from the former settlers from Ischia (…) Also the winegrowing has been influenced by ancient traditional methods, for example the grape varieties from Ischia implanted also on…

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Verticale storica del Greco di Tufo Picoli – Cantina Bambinuto / di Monica Coluccia

“Marilena Aufiero, well-known as Marilena Bambinuto, is a person who really puts her hands in the dirt. She is a winegrower who made herself felt with her Greco di Tufo proposals coming from the owned vineyards at Santa Paolina in the Avellino province. (…) Marilena works both in vineyard and in wine cellar to search…

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Indole Falanghina Campania Igp 2018 Florami – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“(…) Just from the Vesuvio area it comes the Indole Falanghina Campania Igt 2018 made by Florami, a young and minimal winery, belonging to Terzo and Abagnale families, with Vincenzo Mercurio’s winemaking consultant. One ungrafted under vines hectare of the only Falanghina at Trecase town on the slopes of Vesuvius with just 4500 bottles. It…

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Sheep, il vino dell’uva ritrovata – Doctorwine.it (Daniele Cernilli)

  “Il Verro winery from Caserta area (Campania region) rediscovered Coda di Pecora (Sheep Tail) vine, till today the only in Italy, obtaining a very intriguing white wine, so called “Sheep”.  Thanks to the discover of this grape variety and of its excellent outcomes by vinifing, in 2005 Il Verro started the forms to subscribe…

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Fiano di Avellino Docg 2017 Erre Tenuta Sarno 1860 – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“Some of the main features: a young and monovarietal (monocultivar) winery, led by a beautiful and great woman from Irpinia together with a skilled winemaker. This is the identikit of Tenuta Sarno 1860 at Candida (Irpinia, Campania region), underlining the quality of Maura Sarno and her winemaking consultant Vincenzo Mercurio and, of course, of their…

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Caiano Chardonnay Umbria Igt 2018 Cantina Lapone – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“Lapone winery is from Umbria region at Orvieto, with the wine consulting of the winemaker Vincenzo Mercurio. Since 1999 this property belongs to Piero and Ramona Cantarelli (…) Anyway, the winery started in 2011 after sperimenting several local and international vines, mostly white variety. Caiano Chardonnay Umbria Igt 2018 is a chardonnay 100% on a…

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Nuragus di Cagliari Doc 2018 Audarya – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“Sardegna Island is a land of great wines of native vines cultivated just here, such as the Nuragus reminding the Nuragic ancient people (…) the Nuragus Cagliari DOC 2018 of Audarya winery at Serdiana belongs to Enrico Pala and his sons Nicoletta and Salvatore, gone along with the winemaker Vincenzo Mercurio, taking part to Le…

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Friulano Friuli Isonzo Dop 2018 Rive Alte Sant’Elena – Lucianopignataro.it

“There are many wineries, from north to south of Italy, islands including, that trust in Vincenzo Mercurio winemaker. Among all these ones, I want to talk about Sant’Elena winery from Friuli Venezia Giulia region producing the Friulano (…) The owner is Dominic Nocerino, an Italian-American importer. Friulano Friuli Isonzo Dop Rive Alte 2018. Aging in…

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