NATIV | Estate in Paternopoli in the Irpinia area of Italy’s Campania region. It was founded in 2008 by Dr. Mario Ercolino, an internationally renowned oenologist, and Dr. Roberta Pirone, a specialist in food science. Production is focussed on the native (‘Nativ’) typical wines of the Irpinia territory, in particular, Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Falanghina, Aglianico and Taurasi DOCG.

Staff | Contact: Monica Colangelo. 

Estate vineyards | 15 hectares. Most of the vineyards are between Paternopoli and Taurasi, in the south-east of the Irpinia area, along the ridge that connects the villages of Castelvetere sul Calore to Paternopoli, passing through Montemarano and Castelfranci. Predominantly volcanic soils, but also clay-limestone. Rich in minerals.

White wines

25 Rare, Irpinia DOC Greco | The name refers the so-called “rare” 25 steps in a street connecting the old town of Paternopoli to the part that was completely rebuilt after the 1980 earthquake. From Greco di Tufo vines grown in Tufo, Torrioni (Avellino province). 500 metres. Calcareous clay.

Fiano di Avellino DOCG | From Candida Pratola Serra, Lapio (Avellino province). 500 metres.

Greco di Tufo DOCG | Greco grown in Tufo, Torrioni (AV) at 500 metres.

Suadens, Campania Bianco IGT | ‘Suadens’, and ‘suave’ wine. Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, Falanghina in Tufo, Torrioni (AV) at 500 metres. Light pressing of whole clusters. Static cold clearing, fermentation with selected yeast at controlled  temperature. Aging in stainless steel and brief passage in oak barrels.

Vico Riviera N° 99, Falanghina Beneventano IGT | 100% Falanghina (guyot). From vines in Torrecuso (BN). Calcareous-clay. 500 metres.

Pink wines

Centoviti, Campania Rosato IGT | 100% Aglianico from Paternopoli. 500m. Predominantly volcanic  and clay limestone hilly soils, but also clay-limestone, rich in trace minerals.  Trellis system with spurred cordon in new vineyards. Part MLF. The name originates from one of the streets of the village near to Nativ cellar. The popular tradition tells that the French troops honored madams with roses during their passage in Paternopoli.

Red wines

Bicento, Aglianico dei Campi Taurasini DOC | Aglianico on volcanic soils on the Taurasi hills. Bicento means “twice 100”, referring to the ancient age of the vines.

Blue Onice, Irpinia Aglianico | 100% Aglianico. The name of this wine is due to the fact that its vineyard is located on on rocky high-altitude hills (600 metres) next to an old onyx quarry near Gesualdo (Avellino province). The quarried stones are yellow and with blue streaks, hence the name “Blu Onyx”.

Eremo San Quirico, Aglianico Campi Taurasini DOC | The flagship wine. From 1870’s vineyards on the Taurasi hills. Volcanic soils. The name of the wine comes from a place where wild horses once grazed, near the ruins of the hermitage of San Quirico. 12-18 month in new french oak barrels.

Eremo San Quirico Gold, Aglianico Campi Taurasini DOC | A barrel selection of the Eremo San Quirico.

Red velvet | 100% Aglianico Beneventano from Benevento. Predominantly volcanic but also clay-limestone hilly soils, rich in minerals. Unoaked.

Rue 333, Taurasi DOCG | Aglianico. Mainly volcanic and clay hilly soils. Oak aged for 24m.

Rue dell’Inchiostro Campania Aglianico IGT | 100% Aglianico. The name comes from ‘rue’, which was attributed to the streets in Paternopoli during the French domination. The word “ink” defines the characteristic purple that wine. The vines are trained to the Avellinese radial trellis system, with spurred cordon in new vineyards. From vines in Paternopoli. 500 metres. Trellised. Spurred cordon in new vineyards. Predominantly volcanic but also clay-limestone hilly soils, Rich in minerals. Unaoked.

San Quirico HermitageThe flagship wine. A Cru which is produced with Aglianico grapes that grow in a small piece of land, located in the municipality of Taurasi. These centuries-year-old vineyards produce a few high quality grapes. These grapes are harvested by hand and transported in small boxes of 20 kg. They are subject to a light pressing for about 20 days in stainless steel tanks. At the end of fermentation, the wine is separated from grape skins and then age in new French oak barrels for about 18 months.

Segreti, Irpinia Rosso DOC | Limited edition red based on Primitivo and Aglianico. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.


Società Agricola NATIV s.r.l

Sede legale: Contrada Ruvitello SNC, I-83035 Grottaminarda (AV) Italy. Tel+39 0825 460611

Cantina: Contrada San Nicola, 15 | I-83052 Paternopoli (AV), Italy