2018-C Fattoria La Rivolta Coda di Volpe, Taburno Sannio DOP, Campania, Italy (750ml)
A Monthly Wine Club Selection
Coda di Volpe is an ancient white grape varietal about which Pliny the Elder speaks in his "Naturalis Historia". Grown primarily in Campania, it takes its name from the Italian meaning ‘tail of the fox’, because the grape bunches, when fully ripe, grow long and narrow at the bottom, resembling a bushy fox tail.
At the beginning of the 20th century Giovanni and Teresa Cotroneo founded the family farm in the town of Torrecuso, acquiring more hectares over the years along the contrade (or lands) of Rivolta and Rosé to—eventually growing it into one of the largest and most productive farms of the region. Upon their passing, the 120 hectare property was divided equally amongst their eight children and in 1991 two of the brothers, Mario and Bruno, combined their parcels into a communal company. In 1997, they were joined by Paolo, from the next generation, who was passionate about wine growing and excited to finally make and bottle their own wine, for the first time, from their estate vineyards. Paolo also implemented organic farming and under his guidance, and with the help of sisters and cousins, Fattoria la Rivolta became certified organic in 2001. Pale golden-yellow hue. The aromas are of citrus, white fruit and sweet spices. On the lean palate, the flavors are of underripe apricot and peach, citrus pith, and a hint of earthiness and minerality on the textured finish.