- Tasting Notes
Denomination Ischia Bianco DOC
Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia
Region Italy, Campania, Ischia Island
Variety Biancolella 50%, Forastera 50%
Size 750 ml
Serving temperature 12/14°C
Pairing crustaceans and seafood in general
Colour Straw yellow color
Nose Vinous, intense and delicate
Palate Dry, full bodied
Vinification white vinification with cold decanting of the must and temperature control during fermentation, storage and bottling
Ischia wine is one of the most popular products in Naples at the end of the 19th century. Thus, Francesco D'Ambra, also known as Don Ciccio, born into a family of winemakers on the island, devoted himself to his trade from an early age. Business prospered and allowed him to start a large company, based in the ancient Villa Garavini. In a short time, Ischia wines from Naples reached all of Italy and even abroad.
In 1952, Don Ciccio was succeeded by his sons Mario, Michele and Salvatore and the company was transformed into D’Ambra Vini D’Ischia S.p.A. today a model wine company. Biancolella, Forastera and Per '' and Palummo grapes are vinified and bottled, with modern systems; vineyards are purchased in the most renowned areas of the island, preferring local varieties; Finally, a new wine plant is built in Panza d'Ischia, one of the most important wine areas on the island.
In 1984 Mario D'Ambra, who became the sole owner of D'Ambra Vini, promoted a new conquest of national and foreign markets. He is succeeded by his three nephews, Riccardo, Andrea and Corrado who continue the business inspired by the principles of a greater selection of vineyards and increasingly characteristic products.
In 2000 the property passed to the oenologist Andrea D'Ambra, the youngest of Mario's grandsons, who took the line of a family tradition, started in 1888 by his grandfather Francesco, and which still lasts today after more than 100 years.
Andrea is now joined by his daughters Marina and Sara, the latter winemaker: the fourth generation of Casa D'Ambra that carries on a history with deep roots, never at the expense of their innovative spirit.