Wine grapes have been grown in the Caserta province, along the banks of the Volturno River and a short drive North of Naples, since the Greeks first settled the area around the 6th century B.C. The Barletta family were the first in Campania to focus on rescuing and restoring to prominence the once renowned indigenous grapes Palagello Nero and Casavecchia, that were nearly extinct when the winery was started in their garage in 1990. The varietals are now on solid footing with numerous other wine estates following in the wake of the Barlettas. Certified organic farming and naturally low yields give remarkable presence to this blend of native black grapes composed of 30% Pallagrello Nero, 30% Casavecchia, 20% Aglianico and 20% Rotondella (Pizzutella). A short stay in neutral oak concentrates the wine without clouding the varietal characters of the grapes. Unsurprisingly for a wine grown near Naples, this would be an excellent accompaniment to pizza.