The Pagano Farm is nestled in Campania in Ceriniola in the province of Caserta on the slopes of Monte Massico; a mountain range that starts from the slopes of the Roccamonfina volcano and reaches the Tyrrhenian coast. It is here that one of the oldest wines in the world is produced, the Falerno wine, even though the DOC was recognized only in 1989. Historically, Falernum is the first DOC established in the world.
The production area where the Falerno del Massico PDO is produced corresponds to five municipalities: Mondragone, Sessa Aurunca, Cellole, Falciano del Massico, and Carinola. The Pagano Farm is one of the small properties in an incredibly vibrant area for viticulture in Italy, and Ceriniola is the last town to fall within the territory of the DOC of the Falerno area.
This company, founded in 2001, demonstrates with its line, not only the history of this land perfectly suited for the production of wines, some among the most valuable in Italy, but a continuity of methods that for millennia has characterized its viticulture with tradition and passion. Thanks to the land’s mixed volcanic, tufaceous and calcareous composition (which lead to a good potential for aging and a great minerality), the wines produced in the area are easily differentiated, creating the premises for products of international fame. The passion and dedication that today Antonio Pagano, chartered accountant, brings to the management of the company, and shares with his son Angelo, has the same essence as those had by entire generations before them.
The vineyards belonging to the Fattoria Pagano extend over 14 hectares in Carinola, where two terraces accommodate the Falanghina, Aglianico and Piedirosso vineyards. Additionally, there are two more hectares in Altavilla, not far from the company, where vines of Fiano and Greco are planted. Currently the company is focused on organic viticulture and wine care, and advice pertaining to that is entrusted to Angelo Fiore. The proposed line is varied and extensive in its 11 labels and meets the wide-ranging demands of the market. The annual production is around 100,000 bottles, allowing vintages, and sales are made both in Italy and internationally in the U.S.A., China, Japan, Sweden, Finland, Germany, and other European countries.
The proposed whites are composed of Falanghina, Greco, Fiano, and also a late harvest: Falanghina Vendemmia Tardiva Roccamonfina Bianco IGT. Rosé is not missing: Rosè Roccamonfina Rosato IGT, a blend of Aglianico, Piedirosso and Merlot. For the production of red wines we have a pure Piedirosso vinified in steel, and a fascinating Aglianico, and finally the mythical and indisputable protagonists of the production the Falernos: Bianco, Rosso, and a Riserva. A special note of merit goes to the Falerno del Massico Angelus with its evocative subtleties, tasty and elegant, an embrace of history and its legendary two thousand years and more of tradition which the company draws from in its cured and environmentally friendly production.
|Apellation:||Falerno del Massico DOC|
|Grapes:||Aglianico 80%, Piedirosso 20%|
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