HISTORY: The CODA DI VOLPE grape variety is indigenous to Campania and not cultivated elsewhere in Italy. The name itself means "tail of the fox", and was given in reference to the variety's long, pendulous bunches of grapes ending with a sort of L shape, which resemble a fox's bushy tail. Terra di Briganti is linked to a minimalistic approach both in the vineyard (8 hectares biodynamically farmed) and in the cellar avoiding over-produced wines.
ABOUT: Grapes are all grown in the Sannio district in the Campania region. The vineyard is 8 Ha. in tota, with Southern and South-Eastern facing slopes, sitting at 250 – 300 Meters above sea level. SOIL: grapes sourced come from a single 15 Yo single vineyard located in Casalduni .and the varied nature of soils includes Sandstone and Clay. Marked by continental climate with snow in the winter time, rugged Sannio is the coolest part of the Campania region. Vines are trained to the Guyot system. Vines are planted at a density of 2.500 dry farmed vines per hectare. Harvest takes place at the end of September, and is done solely by hand.
VINIFICATION: Hand harvested with strict grape’s selection. Soft pressed and macerated for 8 days. Fermentation in steel tanks with indigenous yeast only. No temperature control except when it exceeds 23°C. AGEING PROCESS: aged for few months in stainless steel tanks, then 2 months in the cellar before being released to the market (according to the single vintage). Not stabilized, unfined and unfiltered. Therefore the wine can throw some sediments. Alcohol: 13%
TASTING NOTES: The Coda di Volpe 2020 displays a rich Orange color with some translucent hues, Its intense aromas evoke notes of rich tropical mature fruit, dry Herbs. Earthy elegance and hints of rusticity on the palate, this wine is supported by a moderate level of acidity giving way to a persistent quite exotic mouthfeel.
FOOD PAIRING: This wine is very much a free spirit, and can easily be paired with a wide variety of different foods, including – but absolutely not limited to – Spicy Southeast Asian dishes, Curries, Squash, Mediterranean soups, White Meats, and Rich Fish. Serve it slightly chilled, but not cold.