It was in 2001 that the first wintage
from ancient Pompeii’s vineyards was released, in a
limited quantity, 1,721 bottles, following the first
harvest, vinification and ageing in wooden casks.
“It is our humble homage to a site which is part of
the heritage of the entire world – said Mastroberardino
-. Vine growing began here, and here, after 2000 years, we
once more propose a wine made in Pompeii”.
According to official classification, Villa dei misteri
is a Pompeian IGT (Indicazione Geografica
Tipica – Typical Geographical Information). Grapes used
are 90% Piedirosso and 10% Sciascinoso.
The harvest starts at the end of October. The
wine was aged for twelve months in barriques, and for 6 additional
ones in bottles. Its bouquet is complex,full and persistent,
spicy and fruited. Its flavour is full, balanced, structured.
The wine’s name too was chosen as a homage to one of
Pompeii’s best-known archaeological sites, with the
aim to bring to mind something intriguing that slowly becomes
unveiled: the mystery of a deep research capable of overriding
a period of two thousand years.
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