Contrada Salandra

Contrada Salandra

David Bowler Wine is very pleased to offer, for the first time in the United States, the singular wines of Contrada Salandra (Dolci Qualita’). Giuseppe Fortunato, an engineer turned farmer, and his wife, Sandra, live in Pozzuoli, Campi Flegrei, in the province of Naples, Campania. Their tiny farm, consisting of an apiary and 2.5 hectare of vines (another 2 hectare are leased from a friend), is a sanctuary of agricultural peace amidst the urban sprawl of Naples. The vines were extant when Giuseppe’s father bought the property in 1980. Their vineyards, planted entirely to ungrafted vines of Falanghina and Piedirosso, are located at between 90 and 110 meters above sea level and are rich in sand, clay and silt (quartz & feldspar) above a…
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