Wine region: Campania
Area: Giungano (Salerno)
Square: 23 He
Quantity: 195 000 bottles
Owner: Giuseppe Pagano
Agronomist: Alessandro Leoni
Enologist: Riccardo Cotarella
Wine type: white, rose, red,
Grape: Aglianico, Falangina, Fiano, Greco,
San Salvatore winery is located in the South West part of Campania, in the heart of the Cilento National Park, an ancient land, rich in history and tradition, where, as per belief, Aglianico, Fiano and Greco grapes were brought to by the Ancient Greeks.
The philosophy of the winery is to produce wines respecting the nature and traditions and reflecting the history and flavours of their land.
Despite being a very young company, the first harvest was in fact in 2009, San Salvatore is very tradition-bound peasant of Cilento, respects the time and methods, combining them with the use of the latest technologies.
San Salvatore is certified organic and is cultivating the land without synthetic products or genetically modified organisms, instead using biological processes and biodynamic substances that favour the natural fertility of the soil.
The estate covers around 110 hectares, 23.5 of which are vineyards, the rest are olive groves, orchards, vegetable gardens and woodland, and 450 buffaloes that are exported all over the world, from Australia to the United States, in order to maintain a natural balance.
The vineyards are two, the first one and largest, located in Cannito area, at the foot of Mount Calpazio with a south-southwest exposure towards the sea and the sun. The second, also facing south- southwest, is in Stio Cilento, in the very heart of the national park, 500 meters above the sea level.
The main grapes cultivated by the winery include Fiano, Greco and Falanghina for the white wines; and Aglianico for the rose and the red. The rose that the winery makes - Vetere - is incredibly delicate and pale, which is particularly impressive since it is made from Gaglioppo, one of the most tannic and dark red grapes.
To learn more about the winery please visit the winery website.