2018 T'ara Rà Magnum
High in the hills of Campania, Antonio and Daniela De Gruttola work with old vineyards to celebrate and preserve the region’s native varietals, old vines and traditional practices. In the vineyard, everything is done by hand and the low-yielding vines are tended organically. Grapes are vinified naturally without temperature control – fermentation can continue for months – and wines are raised in a combination of terracotta amphorae and large casks made from local woods. Bottled unfiltered with no additions at all, the resulting vinos vividly encapsulate time and place.
T'ara Rà is 100% Greco from Santa Paolina and one of the highest vineyards in Campania at 650 metres above sea level. It spent two days on skins, before a year of ageing in old barrels of chestnut. From soils of tufo, this is a savoury, complex wine with beautiful structure and a pronounced scent of smoke.