The heart of the province of Avellino, in Irpinia, is an area producing important DOC and DOCG wines. The territory covers the mid-eastern part of mountainous Campania, without access to the sea.
The farm La Molara has its seven hectares of vineyards opening over the valley of the river Calore, in the municipality of Luogosano, the ancient Locossano, a land that has always produced exclusive wines.
La Molara produces the red wines Santa Vara Taurasi DOCG Riserva, Santa Vara Taurasi DOCG, Vigna Claudia, Irpinia DOC Campi Taurasini. And the white wines Greco di Tufo DOCG, Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Irpinia DOC Bianco, Sannio Falanghina DOP.
The range is completed by the sparkling wines Irpinia Fiano DOC Brut Spumante Millesimato, and Aglianico VS Brut rosé Spumante Millesimato; a Passito from Aglianico vines is still ageing.
Created in 2002, with the first harvest in 2001, the majority shareholder of La Molara is currently the Neapolitan lawyer Riccardo Morelli and his family. The winery relies on the collaboration of Professor Pasquale Di Stasio, who manages the cellar, and Giovanni Soriano, in charge of the products and operations in the vineyards.
Antonio Pesce, winemaker, and Maria Rosaria di Stasio complete the team. The entire production cycle occurs on the premises, as the destemmer, the wine press, pumps and filters are all in the farm.
The fermenting and storage tanks are in stainless steel, and the red wines are finished in French oak containers of various dimensions.
The entire line of bottling and labelling completes the equipment.
The land of La Molara is predominantly mixed clays, and there are about 6,000 vines per hectare, using both Guyot and spurred cordon as farming systems. The harvest has always been manual, using 15-kg baskets.
The wine best representing the Farm La Molara is Santa Vara Taurasi DOCG Riserva 2009, a single-varietal Aglianico made with the grapes of the vineyard bearing the same name, located close to Luogosano. This wine reaches its best balance after 10 years of the harvest, three of which in the French oak vessel.