Being a great fan of volcanic wines, I am excited to announce a volcanic wine tastings series, which involves travelling with the senses around the world discovering volcanic terroir.
The first wine that I review is from Ischia, an island off the coast of Naples. I have been there in the summer of 2015 and I visited the winery Casa D’Ambra, one of the oldest and largest estates in the island. Family-run, it produces terroir-driven white wines as Forestera, Frassitelli, and Biancolella, as well as reds as Aglianico and Per’e Palummo. Andrea D’Ambra supervises the whole production process and was able to bring back to life a one thousand year old vineyard to make the Vigna Dei Mille Anni, a full-bodied red with complexity, smoothness and good ageing potential.
Here is the review of the the wine: