Quartara is a 100% Fiano white wine produced by LunaRossa.
Fermentation and maceration in amphora for 3 months, followed by 12 months in oak barrels. It’s not filtered and not stabilized.
Fruity notes at the nose, savoury flavour on the palate and a medium-intense body thanks to maceration process.
Aging Potential: 5 years
Aging: Amphora fermentation and maceration
Appellation: Colli di Salerno IGT
Bottle size: 0.75
Grape: 100% Fiano
Pairing: Risotto, cured meats and medium aged cheeses
Production: 3,360 bottles
Serve: 14/16 °C
Type of wine: White
Mario Mazzitelli, owner of Lunarossa winery, combines tradition to innovative winemaking processes working with native Campania grapes: Aglianico and Fiano. Lunarossa wines age in amphora, same benefits as the barrique but without the "wood" taste. The result is a complex wine full in fruit and aromas.Find out more
Quartara and Amphora
Mario, helped by the winemaker Fortunato Sebastiano, came up with an innovative way to age his wines: the Amphora. And Mario spent few months looking for the best quality Amphora, going from Campania up to the North Italy, where his amphoras are custom made for him. The amount of clay and the pressure of it make a big difference on the final product.