Though briefly in the U.S. with various other importers, Vinosìa will now be carried exclusively by Opici.
Opici will back the launch with a multi-year sales and marketing plan developed in tandem with New York City-based Three Tier Partners (TTP), with roll-out due to go into effect this summer.
Vinosìa is a collection of seven wines that showcase Campania’s native vines. The winery was established in 2004 by owner/winemaker Luciano Ercolino. Ercolino was one of the founding family members of Campania’s Feudi di San Gregorio estate, before selling his stake in 1999 ahead of launching Vinosìa.
Today, a total of 300 acres are under cultivation, of which one-third are estate-owned, with the balance under direct management and long-term contracts. All vineyards are in the process of transitioning to organically grown fruit, with certification expected in 2020.
“Opici Wines is delighted to start its affiliation with Vinosìa and Campania’s blue-chip vintner Luciano Ercolino,” says Opici Wines Managing Director Don Opici. “Vinosìa perfectly corresponds to the Opici criteria of importing and marketing wines that reflect the best a region has to offer: wines that are traditional, regional and relevant to today’s U.S. market.”
Opici Wines will offer the seven wines detailed below.
- Falanghina, Beneventano IGT: 100% Falanghina — $15 SRP
- Fiano di Avellino DOCG “Le Grade”: 100% Fiano di Avellino — $18 SRP
- Greco di Tufo DOCG “L’Ariella”: 100% Greco di Tufo — $18 SRP
- Neromora Irpinia Aglianico DOC: 100% Aglianico — $17 SRP
- Rosato, Irpinia Rosato DOC: 100% Aglianico — $15 SRP
- Taurasi DOCG “Santandrea”: 100% Aglianico — $35 SRP
- Taurasi DOCG Riserva “Rajamagra”: 100% Aglianico — $45 SRP
Currently available in NJ, NY, CT, DE, MD, DC and VA, Vinosìa wines will continue to roll out throughout 2018, to include TX, FL, MA, ME, WA, NV, OR, CA and IL.
“We see a lot of potential in Campania as a region, and are proud to represent such a prestigious winemaker as Luciano Ercolino with Vinosìa,” says Matt Johnson, Opici Wines, SVP of national sales. “The addition of Vinosìa helps solidify our place as a national importer of fine wines and craft spirits and strengthens our already highly regarded Italian estate portfolio. That Italian portfolio currently includes fine wine producers such as Carpineto, Cesari and Viberti, among many others.”