Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina IGT 2016


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The family-owned Galardi estate produces just one wine and it does so with perfection. Located on volcanic slopes in northwestern Campania, the vineyards are nestled among chestnut groves and benefit from Mediterranean Sea breezes. Terra di Lavoro actually means “land of work” in Italian, a name that has historical roots, but also accurately reflects the difficult volcanic soil composition which results in very low yields. In this challenging environment, Aglianico and its supporting grape Piedirosso produce wines of incredible depth, complexity and elegance.

Tasting Notes

The wine is deep purple in color with smoky, earthy aromas and seductive hints of tobacco and graphite. Notes of ripe black cherries, cassis, tobacco and leather come through on the palate of this big-structured, full-bodied wine.

Food Pairing

This iconic wine pairs beautifully with Italian or French pot roasts, filet mignon or aged cuts of beef.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Roccamonfina area/The Vallemarina, Galardi, Gaeta and Vignadora vineyards
Vineyard size:
25 acres
Soil composition:
Training method:
Spur-pruned Cordon
1,485 feet
2 tons
Year vineyard planted:
Before 1989
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
20 days
Fermentation temperature:
77-82 °F
Maceration technique:
Length of maceration:
14 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
70% new, 30% second passage
Type of oak:
French oak
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
10 months