About this WINE
Vigneti Tardis is a collaboration between Jack Lewens (Sommelier/Owner of Leroy, Shoreditch) and his long-time friend Bruno de Conciliis of Viticoltori de Conciliis. They farm organically and biodynamically, producing wines with a hands-off approach from 3.6 hectares of vines in Cilento, Campania.
The focus is firmly on the region’s indigenous varieties with Aglianico, and its long forgotten, larger-berried and thicker-skinned clone, Aglianicone for reds; while whites are made with Fiano, Malvasia and other aromatic varieties.
In a region normally known for producing big, powerful wines, these are a more delicate, less extracted interpretation, with great drinkability and individuality. There are seven wines in its range called “La Settimana” (“the week”), each named after a day of the week.
Fiano has been cultivated in southern Italy for over two thousand years and its best-known wine is Fiano di Avellino, which is produced in the Campania region, from vines grown on the volcanic hillsides of Avellino, east of Naples. The grape is low yielding and early ripening and produces crisp, well-balanced wines, often with hints of honey and nuts.
Previously Fiano-based wine were often prone to oxidation - however with the advent of modern winemaking techniques the wines are now renowned for their freshness and the best examples can benefit from 2-3 years of bottle ageing.