Azienda Agricola Fiorentino is a winery located in the small rural village of Paternopoli, at the center of Taurasi DOCG appellation in the province of Campania. The winery was built out of a strong family tradition over 100 years in the making, when in 1914, the patriarch of the family, Luigi Fiorentino, left Italy to find work in the United States. After years of working, he accomplished his dream and bought land in his home country of Italy today; on that same land, his descendants are running the Fiorentino Winery.
The Fiorentino Winery is specialized in the cultivation of the Aglianico grape, a variety indigenous to the area and the Taurasi DOCG wine appellation. Fiorentino is committed to embracing the local land surrounding it and producing a wine indicative of the area, the cultivation of the Aglianico grape is done out of respect for the land and out of family traditions in the area.
Fiorentino Wines made with the Aglianico variety have a distinctly rich and smokey taste thanks in large part to the volcanic earth of the region. The available wines are red and rosé and are all made using organic farming methods and hand-picked grapes to preserve the wine’s quality and protect the local landscape.
The vineyard produces around 15,000 bottles of wine per year: it is little and precisely because few are followed with care and love.
Why choose to grow Aglianico and Coda di Volpe grapes? It is a choice of consistency with their roots, with the historical vocation of the territory, the Fiorentino family tradition which has been passed down from generation to generation.
The territory is rich in ancient traditions, places to visit, from the Castle of Gesualdo to the Abbey of Goleto via the Mefite sung by Virgil in the Aeneid, and also typical products, a real source of flavors including those of Aprilatico broccoli from Paternopoli.
Archeological Museum of Avellino – Avellino
Sanctuary of the Madonna of Consolation of Paternopoli – Paternopoli
Monti Picentini Regional Park – Nusco
Aeclanum Archeological Park – Mirabella Eclano
Castle of Gesualdo – Gesualdo
The Fiorentino family loves to share the journey they undertake with their friends and clients: contact them to find out about their program of guided tours in the vineyards and in the cellar with tastings of their wines.
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Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.