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Avellino, a.k.a. Irpinia, is a significant subregion of Campania, in the south of Italy. Wine-making has played an important role here for centuries. So much so that the Avellino-Rocchetta Sant’Antonio railroad was nicknamed “Ferrovia del Vino,” the wine train. 
 
The major celebrity DOCGs of the Campania wine scene are produced here from ancient local grapes. Fiano and Greco are the starring whites which make up Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. Fiano is a rich, aromatic and fruity dry wine with hints of honey. Greco di Tufo is more crisp and light, named for the tufo crackly clay soil in which it is grown. Aglianico is the eminent red, found in Taurasi. This is often a rich, leathery red that can be enjoyed young, but is known to be ageworthy when produced under the right conditions. Aglianico is also produced in passito (sweet) and liquoroso (fortified) styles. 
 
Other local white grapes cultivated in Avellino are Coda di Volpe (meaning &ldquo Read more »

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  • Primitivo

    History of the grape: At some point in the 18th century, the grape was brought over to Italy from either Caucasus or ...

  • Greco

  • Aglianico

    History of the grape: There is documented proof of the existence of Aglianico in Basilicata, Italy as far back as the...

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  • Apologies for the delayed reply on this thread. It has been a busy month! EMark ... ... family came to Lodi from Avellino, Italy, in the late 19th century. They farmed quite a bit around Lodi but made their mark in the trucking industry. In 2004, Dan Panella and his family purchased a gorgeous farm previously owned by Wiliam DeVries. William wa... Read More

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  • Mastroberardino Irpinia Falanghina Morabianca 2013

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    Really nice dry Italian white made from the Falanghina grape. Not much on the nose but the palate is lemon peel with a nice touch of salinity, medium acidity and a medium length finish. Overall, a very nice mid-week quaff. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Terredora di Paolo Fiano di Avellino 2013

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    Flowery and fruity, pungent nosegeranium hints, lots of citrus, some tropical (pineapple?). Very refreshing on the tongue. Citrus acid is pretty strong, and I think that is giving the refreshing dimension. Something of candied fruits on the back of the palate and the aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Tenuta Ponte Irpinia Coda di Volpe 2012

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    Reticent aromas of amber, carnations, gypsum and white pepper greet the nose. In the mouth this is smooth, almost slippery on the palate with a fine bright feel and simple yet attractive waxy yellow fruit flavors. the spice on the nose shows up a bit on the back of the palate as this transitions to a modest, refreshing and slightly spicy finish.... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tenuta Ponte Irpinia Coda di Volpe 2012

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  • Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino 2012

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Irpinia Rubrato 2011

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  • Di Meo Greco di Tufo 2003

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  • Di Meo Aglianico 2005

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  • Frascati Superiore Secco Fontana Candida NV

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