Cianfagna has been dedicated to agricultural production since 1860. However, it wasn’t until Vincenzo took over from his father in 1999 that production switched over to wine. Vincenzo’s mantra was always quality. His fields use no irrigation and production is kept low to ensure that the final grape quality is the highest possible.
The vineyards themselves are located just outside the ancient village of Acquaviva Collecroce, 500m above sea level. The site is ideal for Tintilia and Aliangnco, which both find an incredible expression in Cianfagna’s wines. As a small vineyard that is totally dedicated to quality Cianfagna was the perfect producer for Vine & Soul.
- 4 Hectares under vine
- Average Altitude of 500m above sea level
- Row Cordon used for vine management
- Density of 4500 plants per hectare
- Clay Soil with a good diurnal range of around 15 degrees to ensure good acid levels
- No irrigation used
- Malvasia grown for White Wines
- Aliagnico & Tintilia for the Red Wines
- Website at https://www.cianfagna.com/
How we met Vincenzo
Cianfagna holds a special place in our hearts. On our arrival in Molise we had never tasted wines from the region and especially not those made from Tintila, Molise’s native grape. That changed when we came across a bottle of Sator. We were blown away by it’s complexity and depth, not expecting such high quality from a region we had never heard about before.
It was at Cianfagna’s farm that we took part in our first grape harvest, welcomed by Vincenzo and his family. Scott staying on into the evening, after the days harvest, to watch & learn about the winemaking process first hand. It was the quality of Vincenzo’s wine that prompted the goal of promoting the output of this hidden region.
Scott & Ewa