Le Masciare

Campania, Italy

A limited production of high-quality products. That's what characterizes Le Masciare winery.

Nestled in volcanic foothills and surrounded by century-old olive oil trees, our vineyards offer some of Southern Italy's most ancient grape varieties. The wines are an expression of the Campania region and reflect the personal journey of the owners, two young families that left the city to settle in the rocky earth of Irpinia. This hilly territory has a calling for the production of quality wines and oils, due to its micro-climate and particular geological conditions, and is home to three of Southern Italy's DOCG wines.

Established in the early 2000s, Le Masciare estate is conducted with a eye on traditions and the maximum respect for the environment, as reflected by the use of organic as well as integrated, ecologically-sound pest management practises. Le Masciare's founders, two young families sharing a passion for the earth and a drive to make purely natural products, decided to focus on the local grape varieties, naturally resistant to the adversities of climate and biotic pests.

The estate, covering 20 hectares, produces the Aglianico purple red grape, often referred to as the Nebbiolo of the South of Italy. This ruby red heavyweight has fiery tannins and a firm structure which allow it to age beautifully, and is expressed in three different versions: the Aglianico, the Campi Taurasini (selection of the best grapes) and the Taurasi (12-18 months in oak). The red Aglianico is complemented by a white blend of mainly Coda di Volpe (our white 'house wine' called Settepietre), as well as the cultivation of the Fiano di Avellino, the most elegant of Southern Italy's white wines - and the Greco di Tufo its all-round more mineral brother.