Berkmann's Wine Cellars

Claudio Cipressi

As recently as 2000, the Tintilia grape was not given its own entry in the Italian Wine Census, but DNA testing has since proved its uniqueness, and validated the efforts to cultivate it of growers like Claudio Cipressi. He tends sixteen hectares of vineyard in Molise, the little-known gateway to Southern Italy, and concentrates on Tintilia, with a few other varieties planted in smaller blocks. The viticulture is strictly organic, with certification awarded in 2014. Claudio’s perfectionism is expressed in the wines, which combine purity with grandeur – expansive textures grounding complex, exotic perfume.