2019 Cantina Giardino Paski

Campania, Italy

Bright, aromatic and refreshing orange wine from one of Italy's cult natural producers, Cantina Giardino.


Fine boned, very refreshing, fine detail. Super unreal good.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Paski is produced from little heard grape variety Coda di Volpe; it is native to Italy's Campania region and is grown virtually nowhere else.

In the Cantina Giardino tradition this is another wonderfully intriguing wine. From circa 70-year old vines planted on volcanic soils at nearly 500m elevation, winemaking is simple and traditional with the resulting wine fresh, vibrant and plenty tasty.

Grapes are crushed and macerated on skins for just 4 days but a beautiful orange colour results. Partially fermented in chestnut barrels and partially in tank the finished wine then spends a year in stainless steel before going to bottle. Aromatic, exotic, mineral, finely textured, refreshing. There is plenty to love about this wine.

About Cantina Giardino

Cantina Giardino is one of Italy's most interesting, delicious and dynamic natural wine producers.

What started out in 1997 as project between four people to save some old vineyards is now solely run by Antonio and Daniela Di Gruttola. They own and rent vineyards throughout the main wine-growing areas of Campania in central Italy - think of Naples and go inland and up...

They release fascinating whites made from Coda di Volpe, Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino among others, and reds mostly from Aglianico. Stylistically? Well they do a bit of everything, with lots of skin contact, raising in amphora, always wild yeast ferments, and never any sulphur additions.

The wines are murky, lively, and often deliciously confronting. The small stocks that arrive down under disappear quickly.

Vines of Cantina Giardino
Vines of Cantina Giardino
Campania, Italy
Additional Info

From the Importer

From seventy year-old coda di volpe vines grown in Paternopoli and Montemarano, at 450 metres above sea level. Four days on skins before being pressed off to chestnut botti for a year. These vineyards are on calcareous marl but with higher percentage of volcanic sands on the top in comparison to other sites, which gives the wine a zingy minerality.

Blend : Coda di Volpe (100%)
ABV : 12
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Founder, Antonio di Gruttola
Founder, Antonio di Gruttola
Campania, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Importer Giorgio de Maria’s Border Collie is also called Paski. Set at 500 metres above sea level, this is coda di volpe. Sees four days skin fermentation and then heads to chestnut barrel. Good orange colour. Scents of orange juice, bergamot, juniper, clove. Bright, fresh flavours, juicy, light, powdery texture, excellent length and succulence. Elegant orange wine. Fine boned, very refreshing, fine detail. Super unreal good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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