Torricino is found in Irpinia where the territory is characterized by a plateau carved with valleys and punctuated by mountains, among which numerous rivers and streams wind, in the province of Avellino in Tufo. The economy of this area is mainly based on the production of Greco di Tufo, a renowned white wine throughout the world, which owes its peculiar taste to the soils of Tufo which are rich in sulfur. In addition to the Greco di Tufo DOCG, other wines produced in this area are Taurasi DOCG, Fiano di Avellino and Aglianico.
The Torricino winery managed by Stefano Di Marzo, winemaker and agronomist, who represents the fourth generation of this family business, has been carrying on his family’s traditions since the beginning of the millennium. The approximately ten hectares of vineyards owned are located on eight farms strategically located in the most suitable wine-growing areas of Tufo: Vignale, Ripa ai Corvi, Serrone, Torricino, Campanaro, Fellone, Santo Stefano, and Saude. The vineyards are suited with in an integrated pest management system, planted on soils rich in clay and limestone with sulfurous veins, and found at different altitudes: the Serrone at 250m above sea level: the Santo Stefano from 300 to 350m, the Fiano at 380m and the Aglianico at 420m.
The unique quality of some of these vineyards, such as those located in Santo Stefano, lies in the fact that they are found above the old tuff sulfur mines discovered in 1866, therefore on mineral soils that give a strong minerality to wine, which is found in the typical scent of the Greco di Tufo cultivated in these vineyards, and being otherwise rather poor vineyards, they showcase the conditions for a great extractive and acidulous contribution to the wine. Therefore it is a wine that has a marked color, an acidity, and an important minerality, and a perfect example of it is the Greco di Tufo Raone docg.
The proposed line is complete and composed of: Greco di Tufo docg, Greco di Tufo Raone docg, Fiano di Avellino docg, Campania Falanghina i.g.t, Fiano di Avellino Serrapiano docg, Taurasi Cevotiempo docg, Irpini Aglianico doc. and a Greek Irpinia Passito doc.
We point out three very interesting labels: the Greco Di Tufo doc 2018 white, elegant and generous, with a distinct minerality and freshness typical of this impetuous vine; the Greco Di Tufo Raone doc 2017 white, a thick wine, with sulfurous, balanced mineral hints; and the Taurasi Cevotiempo dop 2015 red with a sophisticated, intense, and balsamic scent. Additionally, the company also produces an excellent Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.