The Bosco company of Bosco de 'Medici has its administrative headquarters in Pompeii, in the province of Naples in southern Italy. This land has a rich history, where viticulture has roots far back in time. The landscape is dominated by the suggestive presence of Vesuvius and the Vulcan land gives to the wines all those secrets of the sacred fire that characterizes its people passion.
It is precisely following the story that this company has recently undertaken a new project: amphora white wines. Part of the production of white wines is in fact vinified in terracotta amphorae. This decision recovers the classical tradition even more profoundly and enhances the link with the territory in a unique way. But there is more. The structure used for winemaking is located a few meters from the Pompeii excavations. In this area, it is also possible to join visits and tours with wine tastings and tastings of cuisine also inspired by the ancient Pompeian recipes.
Another exciting feature of Bosco de 'Medici concerns its vineyards: the various plots are located in different areas at an altitude of about 230-250m above sea level. The cultivated vines are autochthonous, specifically: Piedirosso, Caprettone, Aglianico, Falanghina, which appreciate the altitude so high. Caprettone is a white grape, very vigorous, which represents the main grape of the DOC Vesuvio Bianco, and of the I.G.T. Pompeiano, used in this case also in the production of the famous Lacryma Christi, the Bianco Lavaflava, with the addition of Falanghina, of the vineyard owned at Terzigno, called "del Colonnello".
The other vines are found further downstream, in the municipality of Boscoreale, where we find the vineyard of the "Vecchio Casale", in which Piedirosso and Aglianico are cultivated and in Pompeii, the small vineyard called "Pompeii". The central La Rotonda vineyard is the largest and goes up to the municipalities of the province of Salerno. It is a fact that volcanic soils are among the best for agriculture and quality wine production. Piedirosso and Aglianico have their maximum expression thanks to the soil in which the roots are entirely rooted. The natural environment and the climate help the vine to give the maximum of their abilities.
The Palomba and Monaco families manage everything for more than 20 years, with passion and dedication. They also have chosen the biological management for these lands, in which vines over 35 years old are mixed, with centuries-old vines. Since 2014 Giuseppe Palomba and Antonio Monaco have inherited the management of the company, which has its roots in the lands that were of the ancient Medici family of Florence.
in photo: Giuseppe Palomba and Antonio Monaco
The two families have been harvesting their own since 2014, the line produced is made up of six wines that express at his best the territory thanks to the choice of the vines, but without taking anything away, the merit also goes to Vesuvius, which plays its part in this alchemy between man and nature.
The production line consists of three whites: Lavaflava, a Lacryma Christi of Vesuvio Bianco DOC, a white Pompeii IGT consisting of the typical Vesuvius grape variety, as was said, the Caprettone, which is really an interesting white and the Dressel 19.2, a Pompeiano Bianco IGT, 100% Caprettone, fermented and vinified completely in a terracotta amphora; and the three reds: Lavarubra, a Lacryma Christi of Vesuvio Rosso DOC 85% Piedirosso and 15% Aglianico, the red Pompeii IGT 100% Piedirosso, the latter worthy of note, with its perfect integration between freshness and tannin, a wine soft and able to create balance and harmony, and the Agathos, dedicated to Agatodemone, an ancient divinity of Greek mythology, protector of the vineyards, and a Pompeiano Rosso IGT, 100% Piedirosso that makes a year of aging in tanneau of first passage.
Due to the peculiarity of production, the Dressel 19.2 and Agathos wines are limited productions with numbered bottles, two jewels not to be missed.