Galardi is run by an enthusiastic group of dedicated cousins: Maria Luisa Murena, Arturo and Dora Celentano, and Francesco Catello. The estate is firmly committed to making wine of the highest quality and has reaffirmed this commitment by hiring the distinguished oenologist, Riccardo Cotarella, who shares their philosophy. Together they strive to maximize the intrinsic characteristics of native grapes Aglianico and Piedirosso through attentive and careful vineyard management.
Location of Vineyard
The winery and surrounding hillside vineyards are located at approximately 1300 feet above sea level and benefit from ideal growing conditions, including climate and exposure. The name of their praised icon wine, Terra di Lavoro, which translates to Land of Work, reflects the challenge of cultivating the area’s extremely rocky soil.
Yields and overall volume are very low, only a few thousand bottles are produced each year, although the winery will have almost 30 acres under production in the future. By focusing on the native varietals Aglianico and Piedirosso, the owners and Cotarella are able to take advantage of the low yields, which enhance the flavor profile and structure of their wines.