• Crazy Angels

    Crazy Angels

    The geographical isolation contributes to the unique climate, historical and cultural characteristics that any island develops. Winemaking in Ischia is not only a source of income but it also helps to protect the environment and to preserve ethnical and cultural traditions. The difficulties Ischia winemakers have to face are related not only with the territory but also with the historical, geographical and socio-economical restraints. All this results in very high production costs: for these reasons Ischia's winema- kers have been called 'crazy angels' by the specialized press.

    Two great personalities made a major contribution to the creation of our winery's label: the French champagne producer monsieur Chandon, and the movie director Luchino Visconti. Monsieur Chandon, who Mario D'Ambra had met by chance in a café in Naples, contributed to the format by granting the Ischia winemaker permis- sion to use the champagne template. As for Visconti, he gave suggestions as to the layout and content: "...it has to be straightforward: your house, Ischia's sky and sea, and the wording have to stand out ..." And actually the company logo, based on a lithograph by Aniellantonio Mascolo, an Ischia-born artist, represents some key elements, namely huge chestnut containers filled with grapes in the foreground, a palm tree, and the old Villa Garavini, the company's first cellar, in the background.

  • Frassitelli Ischia

    Frassitelli

    Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia S.r.l.
    Grape production area Tenuta Frassitelli (Pietra Martone and Tifeo): four hectares of steep hillside vineyards at elevation 600 m above sea level with a south-south westerly exposure. Vineyard farming is facilitated by a rack-rail train.
    Grapes 100% Biancolella
    Production technique Traditional white vinification with cold decantation and thermally-controlled fermentation, storing and bottling. The grape-wine yield is 55 litres. While the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation regu- lar batonage (hand stirring) is applied to enhance flavour.
    Colour Straw yellow colour.
    Bouquet Delicate fruity bouquet with banana and broom flavours.
    Palate Intense, delicate, long-lasting palate.
    Alcoholic gradation 12 % Vol.
    Year Denoted on the label.
    To be served at 12/14° C.
    Best with Appetizers, fish-based pasta dishes and fish. Linguine with prawns, Ischia's typical rabbit grown in large open pits.

  • Euposia Ischia

    Euposia

    Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia S.r.l.
    Grape production area Ischia. Vineyards located in Forio, Lacco Ameno and Serrara Fontana and owned by the following wine producers: Bartolino Regine, Giulio Mattera, Bartolo Castagliuolo, and Venanzio Calise.
    Grapes 100% Forastera
    Production technique Traditional white vinification with cold decantation and thermally-controlled fermentation phase, storing and bottling. The grape-wine yield is 55 litres.
    Colour Straw colour with golden hues.
    Bouquet Fruity bouquet with apricot and yellow peach flavours. Light aroma of Mediterranean maquis.
    Palate Dry and intense palate with a lingering almond aroma.
    Alcoholic gradation 12,5 % Vol.
    Year Denoted on the label.
    To be served at 14° C.
    Best with Fish soup, mild cheese, white meat.

  • Biancolella Ischia

    Biancolella

    Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia S.r.l.
    Grape production area Western and Eastern sides of the island. The grapes come from small regular suppliers of Casa D'Ambra.
    Grapes 85% Biancolella, 15% Forastera, San Lunardo and Uva Rilla.
    Production technique Traditional white vinification with cold decantation and thermally-controlled fermentation, storing and bottling. The grape-wine yield is 55 litres.
    Colour Straw yellow colour.
    Bouquet Fruit and flower characters
    Palate Dry, full-bodied, delicate palate with a slight almond aftertaste.
    Alcoholic gradation 12% Vol.
    Year Denoted on the label.
    To be served at 12/14° C.
    Best with Fish and delicate cheese.

  • Ischia Bianco DOC

    Ischia Bianco

    Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia S.r.l.
    Grape production area Ischia, above all the grape-growing regions of Forio and Serrara Fontana.
    Grapes 50% Biancolella, 50% Forastera.
    Production technique Traditional white vinification with cold decantation and thermally-controlled fermentation, storing and bottling. Colour Straw yellow
    Colour Straw yellow colour.
    Bouquet Winy, intense and delicate bouquet.
    Palate Dry full-bodied palate.
    Alcoholic gradation 11,5% Vol.
    YearYearDenoted on the label.
    To be served at 12/14° C.
    Best with Crabs, live seafood, boiled rock lobster, pilaf shrimp rise.

  • Falanghina D'Ambra Vini Ischia

    Falanghina

    Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia S.r.l.
    Grape production area Benevento hills.
    Grapes 100% Falanghina; grapes are carefully selected and carried at low temperatures to vinification sites of Casa D'Ambra in small crates.
    Production technique The grapes are harvested in the first ten days October ; light pressing of grapes and cold decantation before fermentation phase; short ageing in stainless steel tank.
    Colour Straw yellow colour with light green hues.
    Bouquet Intense bouquet with whitethorn and linden flavours.
    Palate Dry, balance between softness and freshness ; long – lasting mineral palate.
    Alcoholic gradation 12% Vol.
    YearYearDenoted on the label.
    To be served at 12/14° C.
    Best with Swordfish "carpaccio", fried fish, pasta with sauce see.

  • Gocce D'Ambra Ischia

    Gocce D'Ambra

    Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia S.r.l.
    Grape production area Forio vineyard Grapes Casa D'Ambra variety selection
    Grapes Selected Casa D'Ambra grapes.
    Production technique Late harvest, whitening, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, maturing in 500-ml bottles.
    Colour Bright yellow gold.
    Bouquet A nose of apricots, dates, herbs, and chestnut honey.
    Palate Sweet, but not sickly, full-bodied palate with low acidity.
    Alcoholic gradation 14% Vol.
    YearYearDenoted on the label.
    To be served at 14° C.
    Best with Herb or strong cheese, almond desserts, 'struffoli' (a typical Naples dessert).

  • Ischia Rosso Mario D'Ambra

    Mario D'Ambra

    Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia S.r.l.
    Grape production area Ischia: Forio.
    Grapes 50% Guarnaccia - 50% Per'e' Palummo.
    Production technique Traditional red vinification with a 10 to 15-day maceration of the skins, ageing in sessile oak barrels and maturing in bottles.
    Colour Intense ruby red colour.
    Bouquet Winy and persistent flavour with hint of vanilla.
    Palate Dry, full-bodied wine with texture and a liquorice aroma.
    Alcoholic gradation 12,5% Vol.
    YearYearDenoted on the label.
    To be served at 18/20° C.
    Best with Grilled meat, woodcock with tagliatelle.

  • Per E Palummo Ischia

    Per'E' Palummo

    Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia S.r.l.
    Grape production area Ischia. The vineyards belonging to regular grape suppliers of Casa D'Ambra are located in Fiaiano (administratively belonging to Barano d'Ischia) and Serrara Fontana. They are located at an average elevation of 200-300 m above sea level with a north-east-easterly exposure.
    Grapes 100% Per'e' Palummo.
    Production technique Traditional red vinification with a 5 to 10-day maceration, ageing and maturing in bottles.
    Colour Intense ruby red colour.
    Bouquet Winy and delicate bouquet.
    Palate Rich, powerful palate.
    Alcoholic gradation 12% Vol.
    YearYearDenoted on the label.
    To be served at 18/20° C.
    Best with Grilled or roasted red meat, herb or fermented cheese.

  • Aglianico D'Ambra Ischia

    Aglianico

    Producer D'Ambra Vini d'Ischia S.r.l.
    Grape production area The south-westerly sides of Campania hills.
    Grapes 100% Aglianico
    Production technique The grapes are harvested upon maturing. After destemming and crushing the must is fermented. Storage and short maturing in bottles.
    Colour Intense ruby red colour.
    Bouquet Intense, delicate, persistent bouquet of young red wine.
    Palate Dry, full-bodied, velvety palate.
    Alcoholic gradation 12% Vol.
    YearYearDenoted on the label.
    To be served at 14/18° C.
    Best with Soups, pasta dishes with ragu sauce, white meat, mild cheese.