Campania

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Campania

The Gateway to the South

Campania is the gateway to the south of Italy, entering via Lazio to the north. On reaching the vineyards here, you can find a wealth of indigenous and international varieties, of which there are 57 permitted across the region (the 'Heinz' of Italy, as I like to call it), added to that you have many sub-regions dominated with volcanic soil, making it a destination for lovers of distinctive and authentic wines.

 

Surprisingly for the South, the whites here are, on average, pretty good, owing to the high quality grape varieties such as Fiano, Falanghina and Greco, each of which having its own distinctive character. Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo certainly being among the highlights. Here you can also find powerful reds, notably from the south's most noble black variety, Aglianico, where it reaches its peak with the wines of Taurasi from the historic producer Mastroberardino. Off the beaten track, right at the end of the Apennines you will find the lesser known DOC of Sannio, home to one of the South of Italy's best co-operatives (and the hardy, ancient tribe of the Samnites who held off the onslaught of the Roman Army for decades), La Guardiense. We are mightily impressed by the quality of wine that this relatively large producer can turn out, in particular their Falanghina. Always pursuing our quest for exciting and authentic wines, we happened across the wines of Guido Marsella - quite a remarkable producer of Fiano di Avellino, which has impressive ageing potential

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  1. Feudi di San Gregorio 2019 Falanghina 'Albente'In stock
    Feudi di San Gregorio is a thoroughly modern winery making wines which are vibrant and fruit forward. Their Falaghnina... Learn More
  2. La Guardiense 2019 Falanghina del Sannio 'Janare'In stock
    La Guardiense is the leading producer in the world of Falanghina, having beautiful vineyards in Sannio near Benevento.... Learn More
  3. La Guardiense 2018 Sannio Aglianico 'Coste del Duca'In stock
    La Guardiense makes some of Southern Italy's best value reds. Aglianico is their speciality. Rich and dark with a full... Learn More
  4. Guido Marsella 2017 Fiano di AvellinoIn stock
    Fiano is the best white variety grown in the south of Italy and Guido Marsella is the best producer we have yet found... Learn More
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