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Terre Stregate has always been one of the more notable and renowned oil and wine-producing businesses in the Beneventano region. The winery is located near the town of Guardia Sanframondi, 28 km from Bevenento. It is a hilly and picturesque landscape, fully cultivated with vines and olive groves.
Aglianico and Falanghina are the main red and white grapes grown in the region. The landscape and microclimate offer a unique terroir which, combined with generations of hard work and innovations, give rise to some of the most complex wines of the region. Indeed TerreStregate’s Falanghina del Sannio has won the Gambero Rosso Tri Bicchieri (Three-Glasses – top prize) award for three consecutive years.
The legend of the “witches” of Benevento is one of the principal reasons for the inspiration of the winery’s name. The value of the land and the conservation of local cultural traditions were the principal objectives set by “Terre Stregate”, a commitment that the winery presently brings forward and continues to do so also through numerous art, literature, and solidarity projects.
It has been said that during the roman times the cult of Iside, an Egyptian goddess of the moon, was widespread for a short period of time in Benevento.
This story inspired the winery’s logo; a human eye placed between the sun and the moon. The sun symbolizes the goddess Diana, which spreads her light and her heat on the green hills of the Sannio region. The moon however refers to the cult of Isis, the Egyptian goddess and night companion of the sleeping vineyards. Finally, the eye is portrayed by the figure Hecate, which calls constant attention to the territory and its testimony of professionalism of business and the know-how in taking care of the precious gifts that are given to us by our loving earth.
FALANGHINA DEL SANNIO ‘SVELATO’ DOP
Straw yellow with a green tint, this Falanghina exhibits a rich and complex aroma of peach, citrus, and honey mingled with a floral bouquet. On the palate, it is clean, crisp, with good acidity and a refreshing, lengthy finish. Great to sip on its own or to accompany salads, cold cuts, or first course dishes with savory sause.
- TRE BICCHIERI – Gambero Rosso 2017 – “Excellent wine in its Category”.
- BRONZE – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016, May 2016
- TRE BICCHIERI – Gambero Rosso 2016 – “Excellent wine in its Category”.
- TRE BICCHIERI – Gambero Rosso 2015 – “Excellent wine in its Category”.
FALANGHINA BENEVENTANO 'CARA CARA'
The color is golden yellow color with aromas of ripe fruits, spices and wildflowers.
Thanks to the skillful use of the barrique, it presents with a perfect cohesion of softness and minerality. A wine rich in intense aromas, with notes of exotic fruits, almond and flowers.
Excellent freshness provided by a good level of acidity, good structure, with a persistent finish and a noticeable aromatic return.
* * * Comes in WOODEN CASE.
BENEVENTO AGLIANICO ‘COSTA DEL DUCA’
Garnet red with ruby highlights, this wine exhibits elegant aromas of berries, plum and licorice.
On the palate, it is soft with a long finish of balsamic and spicy note.
The Costa del Luca is made from hand-pick selection of grapes from the surrounding hills that receive the best exposure.
The wine has been aged first for 10 months in barrique then 8 months in bottle before release.
It is made only in good years and in limited quantities: approximately 2000 bottles for 2014.
* * * Comes in WOODEN CASE.