Paolo Palumbo is the third generation of his family to make wine from grapes grown in the hills around Naples. He is expert in understanding the myriad ancient varieties and unusual microclimates that make his part of Campania one of the world’s truly unique production zones.
His wines are produced from grapes grown near lettere, a village of almost 6000 people southeast of Naples at the foot of the Penisola Sorrentina. Wine has been produced there since antiquity using the native varieties Piedirosso, Aglianico and Sciascinoso. The heart of the commune sits at about 400 meters above sea level. Vines are planted at up to 600 meters asl on terraces carved out of volcanic subsoil.