(CAMPOBASSO) Di Majo Norante produces wines in the province of Campobasso in Molise. Of great interest are the elegant red wines from Aglianico, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Tintilia and white wines from Falanghina and Greco.
The history and the terroir of the wines of Di Majo Norante
Molise is one of the youngest regions of Italy: this southernmost extension of Abruzzo has enjoyed an independent extension for only a few decades and remains one of the smallest and least populated in the country among its peers.
Di Majo Norante has been producing wines from its own grapes since 1800 in the ancient fief of the Norante Marquises of Santa Cristina. The company is located to the north of the Gargano in the Ramitello district, in the countryside of Campomarino, where the loose and partly sandy soil and the summer breeze give life to a particularly favorable terroir for the cultivation of the vine.
Alessio Di Majo is a winemaker with clear ideas: he is in fact firmly convinced that the southern vines are more suitable for the soil and climatic conditions of the Molise County. The vine is treated exclusively with organic and mineral fertilizers in full respect of the biological balance and biodiversity of the territory.
Today Di Majo Norante has over 140 hectares of vineyards, cultivated with vines such as Aglianico, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Tintilia for the production of red wines, Falanghina and Greco for the production of whites.
Di Majo Norante Wines
But Molise, at least in theory, has some important cards to play: soil and climate are suitable for viticulture of a certain quality level and there is an abundance of interesting vines to work with. Some, such as Montepulciano and Trebbiano, were inherited from Abruzzo, to which Molise once belonged, but others, such as Falanghina, Fiano, Geco and Aglianico, show the equally strong influence of Campania and Basilicata in the south and south. west.
The company that has best realized this interesting potential is Di Majo Norante, a family business whose owners were originally from Naples.
Culture and technique have been at a higher level than the competition for decades and the wines stand out from other better-known names both from Abruzzo and Campania: Don Luigi Riserva, which unites Montepulciano and Aglianico; the Aglianico Riserva Contado; the Biferno Ramitello; the Falanghina Ramì; and, most unusual, a lush, musky Moscato-based dessert wine, Apianae.
Info & Contacts Di Majo Norante
Address: Via Vino Ramitello, 6, 86042 Campomarino Lido CB
Tel: +39 0875 57208
Web Site: www.dimajonorante.com
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