Terra di Lavoro
The potential of the volcanic terrain descending towards the sea, together with Riccardo Cotarella, a respected wine maker with a particular interest in reviving and enhancing wines from southern Italy, brought about the birth, in 1994, of a product that aroused an incredible amount of excitement. With a calibrated blend of the Aglianico grape and the Piedirosso grape, also known as “Pere ‘e Palummo”, or Pigeon Foot, from south-west facing vines, between four hundred and five hundred metres above the enchanting Gulf of Gaeta, the “Terra di Lavoro” is created, a wine with excellent structure, perfectly aged in small oak barrels.
Since in birth in 1994, Terra di Lavoro has achieved great public and critical success around the world, credited ever among the best Italy wines. Our vineyards have been planted on family land in the Gallucio and Sessa Aurunca districts of the region which, until the first years of ‘900 was the province named Terra di Lavoro. The color of this wine is dark and intense. The aromatic panorama starts from red berries with balsamic resin with spicy peaks. Memorable mineral flavor which represents the Terra di Lavoro backbone from the first vintage. Tannins are mild and elegant. Persistence is long, very long.
The map that characterizes the label of Terra di Lavoro is an ancient map of the 18th century that shows the area of southern Italy during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies called
Terra di Lavoro
The land extends on a volcanic terrain, with great potential, descending towards the sea. Wineyards and olive groves are set in an enchanting setting of chestnut woods that alternate on the slopes of the volcano of Roccamonfina offering an extraordinary chance to meet the nature. Wineyards, olive groves and chestnut cultivation, together with the production of high quality wine and extra virgin olive oil determine the commitment of Galardi.
Galardi, by giving essence to the love for the land and to the respect for nature, has always adopted organic farming practices.