Iovine wines

Iovine Gragnano Sorrento Peninsula Red Sparkling DOC

The Gragnano is offered to the connoisseur for the joy of rediscovering the ancient Campano wine. It has a fresh and lively flavour, an exuberant foam, an intense red colour, with a clear hint of violet and a subtle fruity base.

  • Wine name: Penisola Sorrentina Gragnano
  • Appellation: Penisola Sorrentina Rosso Gragnano DOC
  • Zone: Municipalities of Pimonte and Gragnano (Naples)
  • Blend: 60% Piedirosso 30% Aglianico 10% sciascinoso
  • Vineyard age (year of planting): Aglianico 1963 Piedirosso 1963 sciascinoso 1963
  • Soil Type: Volcanic (made up of volcanic deposits from eruptions of the Vesuvius)
  • Altitude:200-450 meters above sea level
  • Vinification and ageing: Vinification in steel, long refermentation in an autoclave
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Colour: ruby red tending to dark red, foamy
  • Nose: Elegant, berries, fresh
  • Flavour: young, sapid, pleasantly fruity
  • Serving temperature (°C):10-12
  • Pairings: pizza, vegetable dishes, fish dishes
  • Alcohol: 12.5% vol

Allergy Advice:

Contains sulphites.

The 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 Peninsula 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 small tractors, in the most difficult cases, completely by hand. The harvest is carried out by 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 sub-zones, 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.

Agrumia does not sell any alcoholic beverages to individuals who are not 18 years old, and by placing an order, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.

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EXCELLENT SERVICE, HAVE USED PRODUCT BEFORE , NICE IF YOU LIKE LEMON INFUSED OIL

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A classic gem from my favourite region x wine. Never simple, full of amazing flavour and yet very drinkable with all kinds of food. Wine as it should be

A TRULY GREAT OLIVE OIl

I am a regular contributor to a renowned online health newsletter so i know well the risks of buying blended olive oils of doubtful origin: either in the supermarket or online...on the other hand this superb oil is not only beautifully packaged but also has the genuine, delicious flavour of the real McCoy!...another bonus is this particular oil is not ultra finely filtered which is by far the best way to preserve all of the essential nutrients...that's not to say it is cloudy, just not crystal clear...finally once you have purchased the initial 500ml bottle(s) to use on the table to serve frpm, it's available in a variety of larger sized tins to top up your bottle enabling worthwhile savings...all in all an outstanding product and highly recommended by this regular user!...

Best Panettone EVER

This is the best panettone I have ever eaten (and I 've eaten a lot because I love panettone). Insanely delicious and chocolate heaven!!

Fantastic vinegar!!!

I love Pinot Grigio wine, so I decided to try it as a condiment as well... it is a fantastic product enhancing any dish you flavour with it. I dash it on my grilled veggies, it is just so yummy!!!!!

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