A company that produces excellent organic PGI wines
The Il Verro farm invests in the area, creating exceptional labels, including the Sheep which is made with the ancient Coda di Pecora grape variety. Mount Maggiore, which dominates on one side the basin rich in mineral waters of Riardo and on the other the Volturno valley, since the time of the Bourbons was a hunting area for wild boar of the barony of Formicola. The farm Il Verro was born from the name that the locals gave to the male wild boar (‘u verru).
The story of this adventure has its roots in the friendship born in the sixties between five boys, who today became owners of this piece of land located on a gentle slope. Their philosophy is to invest in the area, through a path of research and rediscovery of their traditions. The purpose of the entrepreneurial initiative is ambitious, but it is pursued with constancy and commitment: to produce high quality wine and oil.
The pride of the company is certainly the wine, which here rediscovers real rarities, such as the Coda di Pecora, the Pallagrello Bianco e Nero, the Casavecchia Montemag-giore and the Lautonis. These masterpieces are born from organic farming practiced by the company, which also sees the important certification of Protected Geographical Indication relating to the area of the Terre del Volturno. It is thanks to the exceptional territory that Il Verro is able to produce, in addition to the excellent bottles, also artisan oil and honey. These are non-marketed products, which can be enjoyed by visiting the company, which can be reached from Naples in half an hour.
The estate organizes visits with tastings The Il Verro company is open to customer visits by reservation. In addition to the sale of its labels, in fact, it organizes guided tours and tastings at the estate. In this way, the unmistakable taste of wine blends perfectly with traditional local products, among which the oil and honey made by hand stand out. By booking at firstname.lastname@example.org it is possible to organize an excursion to the estate.
Research and return to traditions to create real masterpieces
Il Verro farm produces about 20,000 bottles, the result of the processing of indigenous vines: Casavecchia, Pallagrello Bianco and Pallagrello Nero, to which is added the very rare Coda di Pecora. Of the 14 hectares owned, only four are planted with vines. These are terrains rich in lava and with exposure to the south and south-east, where there are important temperature variations between day and night. To surround the estate there are centuries-old olive trees, as well as walnuts and cherry trees. The Boar has rediscovered and started a specific enhancement of the ancient Coda di Pecora grape variety, which was once cultivated in the area of choice between Mount Maggiore and Roccamonfina.
Some collaborations will also start soon with universities to develop a line of research on the selection of indigenous yeasts to be used in winemaking. Initiatives like this best represent the philosophy behind the Il Verro farm and testify to the owners’ passion for the very rich local territory.