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Masseria Frattasi

Masseria Frattasi

Montesarchio (Benevento), at the foot of Mount Taburno: this is where Masseria Frattasi is located, which is an essential part of the Campania wine-growing events.
The beating heart of the farm is the imposing eighteenth-century building in limestone that contains the centuries-old history of this company that has always been dedicated to viticulture. The vineyards of Falanghina and Aglianico develop around it: the first 380 meters above the sea level, the others at higher altitudes (up to almost 1000 meters). Mountain agriculture, therefore, conducted organically and characterized by the “tennecchia” farming system, invented by the Etruscans for the particularly impervious land and which has remained unchanged over the centuries.

Masseria Frattasi has 20 hectares of vineyards and, next to Falanghina and Aglianico, Coda di volpe, Greco, Fiano and Cabernet Sauvignon are also grown.

The goal of the Cerere Clemente family has always been one: to enhance and promote the typical vine varieties of Sannio Caudino. It is significant that, in the 1950s, it was Don Antonio Cerere – at the time at the head of the Masseria – who saved Falanghina, which survived only at the foot of the Taburno, between Montesarchio and Bonea.

The deep bond with the territory is also expressed in the labels of Masseria Frattasi, which recover the designs of the ceramics of the historic Giustiniani Manufacture. When the earthquake destroyed the chapel of the Masseria decorated with these ceramics, the Cerere Clemente family decided to save at least the tiles (the riggiole) and revive their splendor on the labels of their wines.