It was in 2001 that the first wintage from ancient Pompeii’s vineyards was released, in a limited quantity, 1,721 bottles, following the first harvest, vinification and ageing in wooden casks. “It is our humble homage to a site which is part of the heritage of the entire world – said Mastroberardino -. Vine growing began here, and here, after 2000 years, we once more propose a wine made in Pompeii”. According to official classification, Villa dei misteri is a Pompeian IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica – Typical Geographical Information). Grapes used are 90% Piedirosso and 10% Sciascinoso. The harvest starts at the end of October. The wine was aged for twelve months in barriques, and for 6 additional ones in bottles. Its bouquet is complex,full and persistent, spicy and fruited. Its flavour is full, balanced, structured. The wine’s name too was chosen as a homage to one of Pompeii’s best-known archaeological sites, with the aim to bring to mind something intriguing that slowly becomes unveiled: the mystery of a deep research capable of overriding a period of two thousand years. Villa dei Misteri Pompeiano is a limited-edition version of Piedirosso which comes from the archaeological site of Pompei itself. Expansively aromatic and characterized, it is also sizeable, concentrated and persistent.
WE: This curiosity comes from a single hectare of land planted within the ruins of Pompeii. Plum and black cherry notes mingle with mineral, finishing with firm, dusty tannins. Elegant in the Mastroberardino style. In this, the second vintage of this wine, a blend of Piedirosso (90%) with Sciascinoso (10%), only 200 cases were produced.