For many travelers, an exploration of Italy often begins in Tuscany. The region is known for its romantic allure, the food and, of course, the wine.
Venture further south and as an intrepid wine seeker you’ll find a home in the Campania region. As Italy’s third most populous region, it possesses similar romantic allure as the larger Tuscan region – and delivers it’s own special wines.
Vicus, in Latin, means “village,” a fitting name for these unique, small production wines. This is the story of Vicus – a small but remarkably diverse range of wines that are genuinely expressive of Campania’s terroir.
Here, winemakers’ philosophies may mirror their counterparts from around Italy but the wines stand alone. Italian wines are recognized around the world, but it is the specifc personality of each vineyard that makes them unique.
In Benevento, Vicus produces exclusively “yellow” wines from local grapes: Fiano, Greco and Falanghina. American wine drinkers may refer to these as white wines – in Campania these lighter skinned grapes yield wines with often deep, yellow color but always with body, mouth-filling character and savory aromatics.
To some, the grapes may seem obtuse, remnants from ancient Greek settlers that still cling to the land. To us, these wines and varietals epitomize the Uva Import’s goal of sourcing only from small, family farmed vineyards.
Estate Owned By:
Brunno & Giuliano Muratori
Farming and Land:
Certified organic farming practices over 62 acres. Tuffaceous soil - at least 50% volcanic ash.
- Falanghina: 1000 cases
- Fiano: 150 cases
- Greco: 500 cases