(SOMMA VESUVIANA – NAPOLI) Marco Vincenzo Nocerino in Somma Vesuviana, near the Vesuvius National Park, produces typical Campania wines such as Lacryma Christi from Vesuvio Bianco and Rosso, Falanghina, Aglianico del Vesuvio and finally Catalanesca from Monte Somma.
Tenuta Augustea’s History and Philosophy
Somma Vesuviana , with very ancient origins, stands in the heart of the Vesuvius National Park , in the province of Naples . It owes its name to Monte Somma, a mountainous relief that is an integral part of the volcanic complex called Somma-Vesuvio, of which it represents the present Northern slope. There are numerous testimonies of viticulture since the ancient Romans, who chose the area around the slopes of the mountain because of the very fertile soil, thanks to the proximity of Vesuvius, which made and still makes the vineyards and local wines particularly valuable.
A significant testimony of this wine tradition is the Tenuta Augustea winery , now in its third generation. The property belongs to the Nocerino family, which can boast over a century of history behind it. The current owner is Marco Vincenzo Nocerino , who carries on that family tradition that enhances quality, commercial reliability and above all offers only wines of safe origin in respect of the consumer.
The grapes grown are indigenous: Catalanesca , Caprettone , Piedirosso and Aglianico , all ancient vines which, thanks to their altitude, exposure and above all to an exceptional composition of the volcanic soils, lead to excellent results. But it is in the passage in the cellar, from collection to refinement, thanks to a staff of experts, that the wines return that ancient tradition which, for example, has made L acryma Christi , a flagship recognized in the world.
The wines of Tenuta Augustea
Over the years, production has increased in quantity and quality, until in 2017 it produced more than 75,000 bottles, a market cared for and personally followed by Marco Vincenzo himself .
The line reflects the typical production of this area with wines where the character and identity are well defined, citing some of them all: the inevitable Lacryma Christi of Vesuvio Bianco Dop and Lacryma Christi of Vesuvio Rosso Dop , Tenuta Augustea Falanghina Vesuvio Dop , Aglianico del Vesuvio Rosso Dop , and finally Catalanesca del Monte Somma Igt . But the entire line has an excellent selection, which reflects the Vesuvian tradition and passes on its greatness, thanks to constant work supported by continuous research.
Catalanesca del monte Somma IGP
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Info & Contacts Tenuta Augustea
Address: Via Spirito Santo, 1, 80049 Somma Vesuviana NA
Tel: +39 081 8992569