Winery to Watch 2017

Italy: Agnanum

Raffaele Moccia

Raffaele Moccia owns 25 acres of terraced vineyards in the crater of an ancient volcano, just on the edge of Naples. He grows falanghina and piedirosso vines that range from 60 to 200 years old—still on their own roots, protected from phylloxera by the sandy soil. Their fruit has an almost chewy density, whether in the peachy intensity of the 2015 Campi Flegrei Falanghina or the dark berry flavors of the 2015 Per’e Palumm, Moccia’s piedirosso. In all his wines, the volcanic soils leave their mark in smoky mineral firmness.

Imported by Louis/Dressner Selections, NY.