On the slopes of Monti Caiatini, in a splendid plateau which extends over an area of 9 hectares, Michele Alois has realized his dream: the vineyard, the cellar and a rural Bourbon house from the early 19th century.
Between ancient memories and a bet born as a game, he grafted the first precious scions of the ancient native vineyard of Casavecchia. A bet that coincides with the pride of one's land.
After 30 years from those first grafts and after 20 years of experimentation, here are finally the first bottles of the company crus, grown in the high hills at the foot of Mount Friento at an altitude of 350m.
The vineyards that surround the estate were originally a small half hectare of lad with only nine rows planted; today, those vineyards, together with the new additions of plants are grown with passion by Michele Alois who takes care of them daily.
Located on a plateau naturally surrounded by an amphitheater of hills, not far from the inactive volcano of Roccamonfina, from the Massive of Matese and the volcano Vesuvius, the vineyard enjoys the positive influence of the weather thanks to the elevated thermal inversion and to the ventilation, optimal elements during the maturation of the grapes.
The wines of this Vineyard come from most easterly location on the foothill of Monte Friento and from the only site that faces due south.
The gradient is more than 30%, so exposure to the sun is fairly strong.
As a result the wines coming from this terroir are full-bodied, generous and intense.
The Vineyard is located at the western end of the Pontelatone Valley. The parcel is less than 2 acres of clay soil, the unplowed topsoil is decisively fertile.
The grapes benefit from the morning sun with a fairly temperature change during night and day.
The Cesone single Vineyard gives birth to the Trebulanum wine.