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IOVINE VINI

Website:http://www.iovine.eu

Address:Via Nazionale 46 80050 Pimonte, Napoli Napoli

Owner:Iovine Family

Year of establishment:1890

Average annual production:500,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):15

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Aglianico - 0 ha

Vine training system:
Pergola Sorrentina

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable.

Harvest period:October

Agronomist:The vineyards are supervised by a group of agronomists

Oenologist:Aniello Iovine

Notes:

The Iovine family owns 15 hectares of vineyards in the Penisola Sorrentina, Irpinia and Benevento areas. The family then supervises the vineyards of growers from whom they buy grapes and with whom they have had a working relationship for many years

History

TThe members of the Iovine family have been viticulturists and have produced wine for four generations since 1890. They own approximately 15 hectares of vineyards in the Sorrento Peninsula, in Irpinia and in the zone of Benevento, but they also supervise the vineyards of growers with whom they have worked for many years. Especially in the area of the Sorrento Peninsula property is extremely fragmented (some vineyards extend for barely 1 hectare) it is therefore a condicio sine qua non to buy grapes.
The wines of the Sorrento Peninusla  are unique and made from a unique zone: the soil is volcanic (made up of deposits of ashes and pyroclastic material from millennia of volcanic eruptions), the vineyards are steep with a gradient of up to 45% and stand on terraces with a width between 10 and 1.5 meters. The training system is mainly Pergola Sorrentina, a traditional method which is an integral part of this wonderful landscape. The vineyards can only be worked, in the best of cases, with motorhoes and with small tractors, in the most difficult cases, completely by hand. The harvest is carried out with mules. Needless to say, natural viticulture is pursued and only copper and sulphur base products are sprayed. Another unique feature is that the vines (the varietals here are Piedirosso, Aglianico and Sciascinoso also known as Olivella due to the olive shape of the berries – the average age of the plants is 50 years old) are ungrafted and therefore exclusively Vitis Vinifera Europea, as phylloxera does not survive in these soils. Each parcel has a little nursery, where the vines with the best characteristics are propagated by offshoots (called calatoie in the local dialect). The wines are Penisola Sorrentina DOC and made in the Gragnano and Lettere subzones, three of the wines are sparkling. The wines of this area are ancient: they were very much appreciated by the Romans who had numerous country villas where wine was made and also shipped and later the popes used to drink these wines especially in the summer.  These wines can be defined petit vins, they are not wines to be matched with roasts nor they are to be aged, but they are a good match with pizza and, although they are red, also with fish and vegetable dishes.
Our selection also offers the wines from the Irpinia and Benevento areas.

WINES by this producer

Wine name:Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio Bianco

Appellation:Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio DOC

Zone:Vesuvius slopes

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Wine name:Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio Rosso

Appellation:Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio Rosso DOC

Zone:Vesuvius slopes

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Wine name:Micciano

Appellation:PENISOLA SORRENTINA BIANCO DOC

Zone:Micciano district (Pimonte-Naples)

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Wine name:Penisola Sorrentina Bianco

Appellation:PENISOLA SORRENTINA BIANCO DOC

Zone:Hills of the Sorrento Paeninsula

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Wine name:Penisola Sorrentina Gragnano

Appellation:Penisola Sorrentina Rosso Gragnano DOC

Zone:Municipalities of Pimonte and Gragnano (Naples)

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Wine name:Penisola Sorrentina Rosso Lettere

Appellation:Penisola Sorrentina Rosso Lettere DOC

Zone:Municipality of Lettere and of Casola (province of Naples)

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Wine name:Penisola Sorrentina Rosso Sorrento Terra delle Sirene

Appellation:PENISOLA SORRENTINA ROSSO SORRENTO DOC

Zone:Hilly area of the Sorrento Peninsula

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Wine name:Pompeiano Falanghina

Appellation:POMPEIANO IGT

Zone:Sorrento Peninsula/Vesuvius

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Wine name:Pompeiano Piedirosso

Appellation:Pompeiano IGP

Zone:Zone that extends from the crater of the Vesuvius till the Sorrento Peninsula

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Wine name:Terra del Gragnano

Appellation:Penisola Sorrentina Rosso Gragnano DOC

Zone:Municipality of Pimonte (Naples)

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