At Villa Raiano, great emphasis is placed on the combination of grape and microclimate. The microclimate present is ideal, because the shelter of the mountains makes it warm early in the spring. If you go a little higher on the slopes, there is a big difference between day and night temperatures, ideal for the development of the grape.
Viticulture in Irpinia has an ancient history. It developed geographically along two rivers that both originate from the Tuoro-Terminio massif of the Southern Apennines. Along the banks of the river Sabato, which flows on the east side, are the municipalities that comprise the two white grape varieties of the province of Avellino: Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. While along the banks of the river Calore, which flows on the west side, the Aglianico grape is planted, mainly destined for the Taurasi.
The modern basement built in 2009 is partly underground. The grapes arrive at the top and are pressed there. Then they go one floor lower for fermentation and eventually they end up deep underground in the bottling plant. This way the wine never has to be pumped over mechanically and that ensures a real quality improvement. The wines are in conversion to organic viticulture from the 2018 harvest.