Feudi San Gregorio Sirica 2018
Sirica is the name of a grape of ancient origin, certainly present in Roman times, probably even earlier. Over time it has (almost) gone missing, like many other native varieties (an estimated few hundred) of our rich land. Starting from three "vineyard-trees" of over two hundred years old, Feudi di San Gregorio studied this variety - in partnership with the University of Milan and Naples - and has reproduced it in a small vineyard, from the shackles of these patriarchs. DNA analysis revealed characteristics in common with Shiraz, Refosco and Teroldego, Northern-Italian grape varieties. The different historical develpment of this grape from Aglianico has given rise to a wine with profoundly different characteristics to other red varieties in Campania.