In 1996, Mastroberardino was selected by the Italian government to lead the ambitious Villa Dei Misteri (“Villa of Mysteries”) project, aimed at recreating wines of the ancient city of Pompeii using the same grape varieties and viticultural techniques of the period. Through DNA testing and uncovered frescoes and architectural sites, the Mastroberardino family has replanted vineyards using the same grapes and techniques as used by the Ancient Romans, before the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 B.C. This wine - 40% Aglianico, 40% Piedirosso and 20% Sciascinoso - has enticing aromas of cherries, plums, raspberries, and black pepper on the nose. Refined, light tannins and bright acidity make this a lifting, balanced wine.
ABV % = 12.5