Pierluigi Zampaglione

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Pierluigi Zampaglione’s family has farmed tomatoes, grains, and beans for generations in the town of Calitri, located 75 miles east of Avellino in the Alta Irpinia. In 2002, Pierluigi decided to plant two hectares of Fiano vines at 800 meters of elevation and to make a single wine called Don Chisciotte (Don Quixote – among other things, Pierluigi sees his vineyards and himself as tilting at the windmill farms that dot the Alta Irpinia landscape). Farming is certified organic. All stainless steel, native yeasts, extended skin contact, very little sulfur, no other additives, and no filtration. The wine’s complex and chock full of character on the highest Fiano vineyards we know of.