From a cluster of small vineyards ? Ponte, Apice, Torrecuso, Bonea and Montesarchio ? all in hillside locations at altitudes ranging from 700 to 1,300 feet above sea level, in the vicinity of Monte Taburno within the Sannio district, close to the border with Irpinia. 15 ? 25 year-old vines grown with southwestern and southeastern exposure on a bed of clay and sandstone with gravel. 2,000 ? 4,500 vines per hectare.