Quintodecimo | Campania
Quintodecimo is located in the mountainous heart of Irpinia within the Taurasi growing area. Owner Professor Luigi Moio was born into an historical family of winemakers in Campania dating back to 1880. After an extended stay in France studying viticulture and winemaking, Luigi returned to Italy in 1994 and in addition to teaching at the University of Naples, undertook the task of winemaker at various prestigious Italian wineries. However, the urge to do his own thing and make the highest quality wines possible in his beloved Campania became too strong to resist and in 2001 his dream was realised and Quintodecimo was born.
The estate covers 25 hectares of vineyard, centred on the hill of Mirabella Eclano 420 metres above sea level and a sizeable 7ha of prime Greco vineyards at 450 metres altitude in Tufo, where they benefit from warm summers and fresh nights. From the vine-by-vine low yields and organic practices followed in the vineyards, to the nearly clinical cleanliness and precision in the cellar, low sulphur usage and hand tailored packaging that the wines arrive in; nothing at Quintodecimo is taken lightly. Luigi Moio sees his style as one that crosses the finesse and elegance of Burgundy with the power of Bordeaux. The wines are unbelievably intense without being heavy or cloying, displaying such deep, vivid varietal and regional character with the capacity to excel through cellaring. Quintodecimo is home to some of the best wines being made in Campania today.