Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tenuta Scuotto in the Wine Advocate

Campanian producer Tenuta Scuotto has received some exciting press in the latest interim issue of the Wine Advocate. Italian reviewer Monica Larner tasted through their lineup and, not surprisingly for an estate that focuses on the Fiano grape, got excellent scores for the Fiano di Avellino as well as the barrel-aged Fiano 'Oi Ni,' of which Larner says: "The 2015 Oi nì is an ambitious expression of the Fiano grape that is fermented in conical-shaped barrels with ambient yeasts in order to achieve extra density and concentration...The wine is rich and firm in terms of mouthfeel, with extra structure and texture to hold it firmly in balance."

Tenuta Scuotto was founded in 2009 by Eduardo Scuotto and his son Adolfo. They were drawn to Irpina in Campania as a location ideal for the production of wines made from indigenous grapes such as Fiano, Aglianico, Greco, and Falanghina. Adolfo now works as the manager of marketing and sales, representing the winery to the public. Scuotto aims to provide the market with products that are different, yet authentic, expressions of the terroir; products which are able to convey their unique identity when tasted. Each aspect of their production is characterized by respect for the traditions of the land, while at the same time avoiding uniformity. Tenuta Scuotto limits vine yields, pays great attention to detail, and harvests by hand, all to achieve the highest quality raw product. Their original goal in coming to Irpina and founding the winery was to produce only high quality wines. But what sets them apart from other producers, is the passion. Passion drove Eduardo and Aldofo to start this project despite its high level of investment and many costs.

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