The love of vine. The dream shared with Manuela. The memory of the grandfather who carried him, as a child, around his estate on his cart. The memory of the peasants who spoke about Pallagrello and Casavecchia. These are the reasons that made Peppe Mancini abandon his profession as a lawyer in order to become a vine grower. The same love and passion pushed Manuela Piancastelli, journalist and writer, to leave Il Mattino newspaper in order to write an important page of the viticulture of the region of Campania. Pallagrello and Casavecchia owe everything to Peppe Mancini. If these grapes are currently being cultivated again, it is down to the tenacity and conviction of Peppe. It was he who believed in the potential of these native grape varieties and of this territory, so very appreciated by the House of Bourbon. A long study together with the University of Naples and the Region of Campania has finally resulted in the entry of Pallagrello Bianco, Pallagrello Nero and Casavecchia in the national Catalogue of winemaking grapes.
Pushed by a grand passion, Peppe and Manuela, joined in time by Masina Mancini, have brought their dreams to life: Terre del Principe (The Prince’s Land), intended as a dedication from Manuela to Peppe, her prince. The company has 11 hectares of property. The friendship and advice of Luigi Veronelli, the passion of the oenologist Luigi Moio, and the counsel of agronomist Gaetano Pascale complete the picture.