HISTORY AND COMPANY
The name of Villa Diamante is closely linked to that of Antoine Gaita, a central figure in the valorisation of Irpinia white wine, an expert biochemist and experimenter, who recently passed away. Antoine, a fine connoisseur of winemaking processes, founded the company in 1996 together with his wife Diamante Renna on the hill of Montefredane, in the province of Avellino: a landscape full of charm, characterized by steep slopes and enchanting landscapes. The vines, located at about 400 meters above sea level, are run on a biological regime, in full respect of nature and a traditional agronomic practice that grants man minimal interventions. The soil is deep, rich in clay, stones and ancient lapilli from the eruptions of Vesuvius, exceptionally suited to white grape varieties. Even in the cellar the work is based more on observation than on human intervention: spontaneous fermentation, no clarification or filtering operations, long stays in steel. The long contact with the lees, before becoming a fashion, has been practiced at Villa Diamante since its origins and has been a great novelty in all of Irpinia. The wines produced are endowed with a very original stylistic code, centered on the search for maturity and internal density, the result of artisanal and punctual production methods and long aging. These are wines linked to the name of Fiano di Avellino, awarded with prizes and mentions and now become legend, thanks above all to that remarkable power on the palate that makes them competitive with the best white wines of the world, an expression of a poetic founded on richness of aromas but also on the depth of taste.