Le Ormere

Founded in 2012 by childhood friends Fiore Cecere and Carmine Iannaccone, Le Ormere works from a single 1.5ha vineyard at 550m elevation that Carmine's family had long made wine from for their personal consumption. The winery name, Le Ormere, is local dialect for the secular “field elm trees” that look over the vineyard. While many producers blend Greco from different sub-zones, Le Ormere is one of just a few wineries that is a making a single sub-zone wine in the grand cru area of Santa Paolina. Today, the vines are 20 years old and in the process of attaining the organic certification. Cellar work also follows a natural approach: after being harvested by hand, the grapes are fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel without any additives and only a minimal addition of sulfur at bottling. This is an exciting, super-small producer of Greco that we’re happy to have in the portfolio, and if you too think that Greco di Tufo shouldn't be playing second fiddle to Fiano, then this is one to check out.