The Bourbon vineyards at the Royal Palace of Caserta come back to life with Tenuta Fontana

by Antonella Amodio 06/14/18
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Tenuta Fontanta Civico 28 e Alberata Reggia di Caserta

The ancient Bosco di San Silvestro vineyard has come back to life thanks to an agreement between the administration of the Royal Palace of Caserta (Reggia di Caserta) and the Tenuta Fontana estate of Pietrelcina.

The Tenuta Fontana estate of Pietrelcina, in the province of Benevento, and the Royal Palace of Caserta have joined together in a lovely project to bring back the ancient Bourbon-era vineyard situated in the Oasi di San Silvestro, behind the waterfall in the royal gardens.

The vineyard will be cultivated using organic methods, in order to protect the environment, and replanted with the ancient varietals Pallagrello Bianco and Pallagrello Nero, which were historically grown in the “Vigna del Ventaglio” (Vineyard of the Fan).

Tenuta Fontana was founded in 2009 by Raffaele and Teresa Fontana and today is run by their children Mariapina and Antonio. It has an over-100-year history of winegrowing handed down generation to generation, who cultivated the land and made wine beginning in the 19th century in the farming areas of Aversa and Benevento.

From its total of ten hectares of vineyards, Tenuta Fontana produces wines that represent both zones, like Asprino di Aversa, Falanghina, Sciascinoso and Aglianico for a total of 50,000 bottles. While waiting to try the wines of the royal Palace of Caserta, we have selected two very interesting Tenuta Fontana wines.

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