The Alois family began cultivating vines and making wine at the beginning of the 1990s, thanks to the foresight of Michele Alois. Tall and sturdy, with a face which seems moulded by the earth, Michele is a lover of fresh air and the countryside. It was during his hours of meditation in the family home of Pontelatone, absorbed by old memories, that he planted his first precious vine of the autochthonous Casavecchia grape variety. At the foothills of the Caiatini Moutains in the province of Caserta, in a plateau comprised of nine beautiful hectares, Michele Alois made his dream come true: the vineyard, the cellar and a rural home with Bourbon origins dates from the early eighteen hundreds. Michele recognized early on that the rich soils of Campania are well suited for cultivating indigenous grape varietals. The vineyards are mainly located on rocky outcrops made up of tufo (tuff), which derives from a violent volcanic eruption that occurred tens of thousands of years ago . Campanian Grey Tuff, also known as Campanian Ignimbrite, is rich in various minerals, and lends the wines a character that cannot be found anywhere else. Today the winery has a capacity of over 300.000 litres, from 36 hectares with a yearly production of about 350,000 bottles. Their production includes the newly rejuvenated native varieties of Pallagrello Bianco, Pallagrello Nero and Casavecchia, as well as more established varietals that have been produced in Campania for many years; Fiano, Greco, Falanghina and Aglianico. 

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