by Cristiano Vella.
Molettieri is a sort of institution for wine: “I take care of my vineyards as I would a child”
The watchword is quality, and if someone like Salvatore Molettieri says it, you can believe it. For the excellent wines it produces and for its genuineness, of those who welcome you as a family despite the fact that even people like Briatore have fallen in love with their wine.
It is a sort of Molettieri institution, loved even by the youngest who approach wine, precisely for its simplicity.
Its wines end up all over the world, 60 percent in fact is exported.
For Molettieri, the watchword is quality and anyone who has in mind the mission of enhancing the territory with excellent products in the internal areas is not a competitor, but is welcome: “There is room for everyone. In the Sannio as we do Aglianico, certainly in a different area: it all depends on how you work. I believe that by focusing on quality, excellent results can be achieved: Aglianico is in Sannio, Aglianico is in Irpinia. Everything is up to the producers. Competition is healthy and there is space on the market, as long as you do a job well done, the key is to make yourself known, precisely, based on quality, in Italy and around the world. In the vineyards, in the cellar, in the barrels: everything is played there. Everyone wants to eat and drink well and therefore offering good products is certainly a good field in which to invest “.
So, no business at all costs, no tricks, nothing that could invalidate the name of the product and above all of the territory: “The vineyard is like a child, wine is as it will be one day: if we take care of a child carefully, we give the necessary teachings, we feed him well then he will grow up healthy, otherwise we will face problems and defects ”.
With these bases Molettieri imagines a rosy future for the internal areas from the wine point of view: “I believe that the future can be important if we tend to simplify, enhancing the territory and therefore making it clear that our products, good, genuine, are the fruit of work that is attentive to meticulous and without sophistication is on a par, and often better than many others ”.