Discover Casavecchia in the Volturno valley

 

Guided tour and tastings | Duration: approximately 2 hours

The origin of Casavecchia vine is very ancient: it is possible that it all began with the Trebulanum wine grape, perhaps from the settlement of Trebula Balliensis, mentioned by Pliny the Elder in the fourteenth book of the Naturalis Historia, a wine drank by the legionaries in ancient Rome. The winery you will visit is located in the lower valley of the Volturno river in Campania, north of Caserta, in a vast area dominated by cultivated land, dotted with small villages and surrounded by green hills. With this activity you will have the opportunity to the visit the vineyards and the winery and to take part in a vertical tasting of 6 years of Casavecchia, from a sample recently poured in the cask to wines aged for 10-12 years.


1

Meeting point

  • Meeting at the winery at 11:00

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Activity and tasting

The activity includes:
  • Greeting in the winery
  • Visit to the vineyards
  • Visit to the winery
  • Visit to the wine cellar and vertical tasting of 6 years of grape harvest up to 10-12 years of previous harvests with buffalo mozzarella, pecorino, caprino and cured meats from the area.
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End of the visit

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Additional information

DestinationCampania
DurationAbout 2 h.
DifficultyEasy
Groups | IndividualIndividual Min. 2 pax

Discover Casavecchia in the Volturno valley

Guided tour and tastings | Duration: approximately 2 hours


The origins of Casavecchia are quite mysterious, except for the legend tracing the discovery of a vine stock in an old abandoned estate, in Casa Vecchia, in the Municipality of Pontelatone. This plant, about 1 meter in diameter, had probably survived the terrible epidemics of oidium (1851) and phylloxera. It must be said that Casavecchia, because of its ancient roots, is currently being studied by the agricultural faculties of the University of Naples and Florence. The refinement for the Rosso type must last at least two years, of which at least one in wood, whereas for Riserva wines three years, of which at least 18 months in wood. The characteristics of this wine are: more or less intense ruby colour, tending to garnet with aging. Smell: intense, persistent, and characteristic. Taste: dry, sapid, rightly tannic, soft and full-bodied. Casavecchia today represents a new frontier for the viticulture of Terra di Lavoro and a potential to be included in a market that requires more and more wines produced in harmony with their territory of origin.

What’s in the Tour:

Visit to  the cellar + Tasting of 6 wines + Visits to + (Duration: 2 h.)

STARTING POINT/ARRIVALPontelatone CE
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES10:30 a.m.
INCLUDED
1 Winery visit Visits to the …
Wine tastingInsurance
NOT INCLUDED
City tax
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