San Castrese e Parco Nuovo
The Tenute, or estates, of San Castrese and Parco Nuovo comprise more than 110 hectares, with 70 in vineyard, in the Ager Falernus (the Falernian Territory) covering the slopes the extinct Roccamonfina volcano in the province of Caserta. The terroir reflects the complex soils, a mixture of volcano-derived minerals, as well as a certain briny, marine influence from the nearby sea, all held together in a delicate balance. The very distinctive local climate is favoured by the looming mountain chain that protects the vineyards from harsh winds and cold.
The vineyards are planted to indigenous re grapes of ancient provenance, including aglianico, piedirosso, and primitivo and to the area’s iconic white grape, falanghina, which mainly goes to produce Falerno Bianco, Caracci, and Passito Eleusi.