Only a few vines are still cultivated according to the old stylistic features dictated by tradition. This is because Asprinio requires a special care. The pruning of the trees follows its own rules and the harvest is carried out exclusively with the scalillo, a long, narrow ladder and carried by a single man. Not only that: for each cultivated hectare, the grapes hardly reach a yeld of 50%. Drengot has courageously chosen not to compromise and to produce equally pure wines, made from 100% Asprinio grapes. A decision that has narrowed down the production to a few thousands of bottles.
The name Terramasca refers to the land of volcanic origin, of which the soil of most of the plantations in the agro-aversano is composed. It is a strong and harsh name, just like this land and the character of the people who live here, but it encloses the elegance and nobility of the important history, which are the distinctive trait of these places
Elegance and stength
A wild elegance explodes in the notes of sour, fresh and sparkling taste that characterize Terramasca. Its straw yellow colour shines with the original greenish reflections that only the particular heights reached by the grapes can give. The nose has hints of exotic fruit, in an interweaving balanced by floral and citrus flagrances. The persistence of taste and smell is long-lasting and evokes a precious and ancient je ne sais quoi to the mind.
Only a limited number of bottles are produced to guarantee maximum quality and respect for the most ancient traditions of cultivation. Each grape is hand-picked and carefully chosen by expert hands. Only the most beautiful bunches continue their journey that will allow them to become Terramasca.
The "Scalillo" is the long and thin scale used during the harvest of Asprinio. Each rung is handmade and adapts perfectly to the physicality of the farmers. This makes each step unique, just as our wine is a white different from all the others.
Uniqueness first of all
The Scalillo grapes ripen to a height of 15 metres above the ground. This gives the wine a particular, unique taste. Thirst-quenching, sour and tonic, straw yellow in colour, it has floral notes of white fruit and pineapple on the nose. Its taste is fresh and balanced, persistent on the palate.
We only produce a limited number of bottles, in order to guarantee high quality and respect of the most ancient viticultural method. Each grape is hand-picked and carefully chosen by expert hands. Only the most beautiful bunches continue their journey that will allow them to become Scalillo.