On the very Western edge of Naples lies the Campi Flegrei, a volcanic area marked by its large craters and proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Wine production has existed here since Roman times, with the majority of vines planted in steep terraces. Sadly, most growers have abandoned these historic sites because mechanization is near impossible and it's too much work. But not Raffaelle Moccia.
In the cellar, slow native yeast fermentations take place in stainless steel, and in some cases the wine is racked to barrel for aging. Minimal sulfur is added during winemaking, and none at bottling. The wines are shockingly crisp, refreshing and low alcohol for such a hot area. Besides the obvious advantage of having very old, low yielding vines, Rafaelle accords this to the constant Tyrrhenian winds.