When father and son left Napoli to go back to the grandfather’s land in 2008, it was a matter of integrating into a complex context: Lapio, the famous cru of Fiano di Avellino (Irpinia area, south of Italy). Hence the main goal was the production of a unique wine even before the developing of the winery as a whole. This is how “Oi Nì” (Fiano di Avellino DOCG) of Tenuta Scuotto winery: a white wine from Fiano di Avellino grapes, aged in large wooden barrels and presented as a barrel sample on the occasion of the notorious wine fair “Vinitaly” (in 2013) into a decanter to provoke wine lovers and, above all, wine professionals. Today it is the flagship of the company promoted by a passionate as well as effective Adolfo Scuotto (the “son”) with a degree in Marketing and Communication, who does not hesitate to put on the same level communication and productive activities thus guaranteeing results that – for a fairly young company – are remarkable.
Oi Nì is a wine that often stands out for its shades of green gold; it is lavish, elegant and representative. Based on the tasting of the vintages 2014, 2015, 2016 plus the tank sample of 2018, here are the traits that draw its general profile: round wine, with a balance that is always supported by an acidity that is never aggressive, long and savour. The nose is fine and complex with often notes of citrus fruits (bergamot or candied lemon) combined to aromas of orange flowers, butter, spices, herbs and different nuances of toasting notes with possible recalls of kerosene and toasted hazelnut with age. Great potential for ageing as, actually, expected from this grape variety.
A substantial attention to purity, balance and softness which, in my opinion, leads the entire production line, from the whites: Falanghina, Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo, all vinified in stainless steel tanks and very well balanced (I refer, above all, to the high acidity which can be typical for Greco di Tufo); to the red wines: from Aglianico (100% Aglianico di Taurasi grape, vinified in stainless steel tank, aged 6 months in bottle) to the Taurasi (100% Aglianico di Taurasi grape, matured 12 months in barrique, aged 24 months in bottle) up to the classy Stilla Maris (selection of Aglianico grapes, matures in wood for 12 months), all “tamed” (as Aglianico grape requires) with expertise. Today Tenuta Scuotto works on 9 hectares in some of the best sub-areas of the production areas of Irpinia as well as of Sannio for the production of the white Falanghina, such as Lapio, Santa Paolina, Paternopoli, Torrecuso for a total of about 80,000 bottles/year for a total of 8 labels.