Pietracupa

The historic vigneron Sabino “Sammy Bruno” Loffredo has quickly gained a reputation within and beyond Italy for some of the best Greco and Fiano wines. In fact, his Greco is often considered  by many to be the single best example of the variety. Loffredo has definitely lived up to his award of “Up and coming winery of the year 2006” in Gambero Rosso.


Founded in 1993, the 3 hectares of vineyards were chosen with the express purpose of showcasing Montefredane to the wine world. Located in the province of Avellino on elevated, mountainous terrain, they produce limited quantities of Fiano, Greco, Falanghina, and Aglianico. The wines follow a similar ideology to Loffredo as original and faithful to the land. They show elegance, depth, and mineral character - though Loffredo himself is more of an extrovert! The wines are ready for release after bottling but have excellent age-ability, becoming more beautiful as they gain complexity in the bottle.

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"This is one of my favorite reds in this tasting of Campania wines. The Pietracupa 2015 Taurasi has terrific balance and a very long, silky texture that is not without power and freshness. You get tons of dark fruit here, with bright cherry, blackberry and kirsch, and earthy tones too, as well as pencil shavings and sweet spice from the oak. If you are looking at Taurasi for your next big red purchase, I highly recommend this standout bottle." 95 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (August 2021)


(2018 Greco) "The textbook Greco di Tufo, and my choice year in and year out as Italy's best white wine. Unparalleled minerality and varietal purity." Tom Hyland, Best Italian Wines Of The Year, Forbes (December 2018)


(2018 Fiano) "This has a very ripe-fruit nose with cooked lemon and clotted cream, following through to a fullish palate, picking up very saline, almost nutty notes that refresh the finish. Feels very young still." 91 points, Great Value Wines, James Suckling (February 2022)