From a geographical point of view, the production area of DOCG Taurasi comprises a series of hills or foothills, generally between 400 and 800 metres above sea level, which accompany the course of the Calore river and form part of the Apennine ridge.
The small town of Montemarano, 20 km from the company headquarters, is located in the south-eastern quadrant of the denomination, in the Upper Valley of 'Calore', where generally are located the highest vineyards of the areal: "Vigna Olmo", the Aglianico vineyard of the Di Meo family, with its 850 meters of altitude, the highest of the entire area of production.
Because of the strong continental climate, the wide temperature range and the slower ripening process, a late harvest is necessary, almost always in mid-November, and they favour the production of grapes rich in alcohol and extracts, tannins and acidity, which require long ageing to express their full potential.
Always reconciling tradition with modernity, in these vineyards Roberto Di Meo has expressed his attitude more than elsewhere: working with an intact and authentic raw material, in an absolutely non-invasive way, to produce white wines of great value, capable of growing over time.
Grape varieties: Aglianico and Coda di Volpe
Plant density (plants/ha): 4.000 (Aglianico) and 4.500 (Coda di Volpe)
Training system: rammed cordon for the Aglianico and Guyot for the Coda di Volpe
Soil composition: clayey and rich in skeleton
Altitude: 850 m a.s.l.