Grandpa Raffaele’s passion brought Giuseppe, Emiddia, Sonia and Lella to the creation of this wine project, related to the identification of the Vesuvius as a unique territory. Even if Bosco de’ Medici is the realisation of an old dream (the one of grandpa Raffaele) it is also a family-run company raised by young people, so they are very open minded in researching new techniques and in the making of new experiments by mixing the ancient tradition with modern techniques. In this way we created the Dressel 19.2 a Caprettone amphora wine (we are the first in the Vesuvian area to rediscover this ancient vinification instrument). We own 8 hectares of vineyards divided in small particles. We realised our small cellar with steel tanks reduced in size, in order to refine the product individually. Our wine project has got a “sustainable” signature. We operate respecting the terroir going from biological to biodynamic. We want to send out these concepts not only through wines, but also with a real program for the transmission of biodynamic culture. This is how our experimental/biodynamic vineyard was born. It’s half a hectare of vineyard, located inside of Bosco de’ Medici manor. A place where all our guests are going to admire the growth of all the varieties of grapes cultivated by our company, and they could also learn everything about our techniques and products used for our viticulture. We are one of the first company in Italy to experiment the radiesthetic, a technique based on the diffusion of radiofrequency as a support for the vineyard.
our entry level are all born from the vinification of local grapes. We restore vineyard in a state of semi-abandonment and we collaborate with small winegrowers on the Vesuvius, helping them to produce grapes suitable for vinification. Aglianico, Falanghina and Piedirosso at the base of our Ruber, Albus and Cor Semelae.
our Vesevius are bubbles for all the tastes. Vesevius Charmat is born from a couvée of Falanghina from the Vesuvius, carbonated in bulk tanks, in the homeland of Marinotti’s method, Valdobbiadene. It is a brut sparkling, but with a little sweet taste which turns to extra dry, living back a delicate and tasty bubble. The Charmat sparkling wine and also the Vesevius with Classic technique 18 months. It’s born from Caprettone grapes of the Vesuvius and takes the foam in our cellar, where it is subjected to the classic techniques of remuage and disgorgement. In this way is born a sparkling wine with an elegant bubble but also explosive and fresh.
the name Lacryma Christi comes from an ancient legend according to which Lucifer during the fall from the Even to the Hell dragged with him a piece of sky, and with his fall into the depths of hell it created a sinkhole in the Gulf of Naples, that was the Vesuvius. When God found in the Gulf of Naples that stolen part of the Even, started to cry, and from his tears were born all around the Vesuvius, Lacryma Christi’s vineyards. The history of Lacryma Christi is part of the Vesuvian viticulture, especially in the area of Terzigno and Boscoreale. It tells the story of the heirs of the Pompeian winegrowers, which means of the religious orders and of the Medici family. These vineyards represented a great domain, and they were divided among the owners, in the mid 18th century thanks to Giuseppe Medici III. Giuseppe Medici IV was able to unify methods of cultivation and techniques of production: it was thanks to him that the entire territory produced Lacryma “fina” (thin) that was born thanks to the blending of different local grapes from the Vesuvius (pre phylloxera): Aglianico, Pignola, Olivella (Sciascinoso), Dolciolella, Capotuosto, Palombina (Piedirosso) and Priore. Michele, Giuseppe IV’ son, neglected the wine production. In 1887 at the Exposition of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, red Lacryma Christi’s quotation was the highest, 1,75 forint per bottle, compared to 1,50 forint per bottle of Gancia di Cannelli brothers’ Barolo and Claris Appiani’s Chianti. During the Belle Époque Lacryma Christi wine declined, because the customers taste turned to the elegance of French wines. In 1940 Mario Soldati wrote that red wine from Terzigno was a “very slight” wine. Only in 2000 the denomination began to be reconsidered. Our Vesuvian wine collection is a tribute to the ancient traditional Vesuvian wines and Lacryma Christi. Our Lavaflava and Lavarubra bring back the tradition of Vesuvian viticulture with the blend of local grapes.
a variety of wines through which we create our philosophy of production: experimental, dynamic, sustainable, healthy.Pompeii White, already awarded with 2 glasses “Gambero Rosso”, is a wine coming from a rare grape, Caprettone, which grows up only on the Vesuvius, in the south part of the volcano. The volcanic soil is perfect for this kind of grapes. This grapes is perfect for maceration, the wine comes from the vinification for 70% of the liquid part inside of the steel tanks at controlled temperatures, and for 30% inside of the terracotta amphorae, where the grapes is let to macerate with the skin and stem for 20 days. The macerated part tastes as yellow fruits (Vesuvian apricots) and yellow flowers as the broom. Pompeii red is grown in The Rounded Vineyard, where grandpa Raffaele spent most part of the day in contact with the grapes thanks to his great passion for the viticulture. It comes from only Piedirosso grapes, locally called “Per’ e Palummo” (from the red colour of the stem). It is a very elegant wine. Violet, Black Rose, Iris and Gillyflower, these are the aromas of this wine, a charming flower bouquet.
this is the most experimental part of Bosco de’ Medici. The wines produced here are the fruit of a wine and archaeological study on variety and cultural techniques. Dressel 19.2 comes only from Caprettone grapes and complete the vinification totally inside of terracotta, and ages in terracotta amphorae placed underground in the soil of our ancient farmhouse from 18th century. It’s a tribute to an important archaeologist: Heinrich Dressel. “19.2” is referred to the particle of Caprettone grapes used only to make this wine. Agathos is a red wine which comes only from red Piedirosso grapes. It grows in our small vineyard (a couple of hectares) cultivated as sapling, located in Lettere (on the Milky Mountains). It reproduces an ancestral viticulture, that comes from the Greek tradition. The name Agathos comes from an ancient guardian of the vineyards: Agatodemone (which was depicted in the shape of a snake in the House of the Centenary).