Avellino Wine

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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. 
 
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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

  • Fiano

    Fiano hails from Campania, where much of Italy’s viticultural heritage remains preserved. The Romans used this grape ...

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  • Terredora di Paolo Fiano di Avellino Terre di Dora 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 Campania 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


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Irpinia Rubrato 2011

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • Di Meo Greco di Tufo 2003

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    Wine review by mannycorks


  • Di Meo Aglianico 2005

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    Wine review by mannycorks


  • Frascati Superiore Secco Fontana Candida NV

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    Wine review by mannycorks


  • Terredora di Paolo Falanghina Campania IGT 2010

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    $14 . Richly aromatic, with warm orchard fruit and slightly tropical citrus aromas accented by a nice sweet floral note. Moderately rich on entry, this shows fine tension between the fine base of sweet citrus fruit and sharper floral and mineral notes, gaining a hint of smoke and a touch of bitterness on the back end. This is refreshing without... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Terredora di Paolo Falanghina Campania IGT 2010

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    Richly aromatic, with warm orchard fruit and slightly tropical citrus aromas accented by a nice sweet floral note. Moderately rich on entry, this shows fine tension between the fine base of sweet citrus fruit and sharper floral and mineral notes, gaining a hint of smoke and a touch of bitterness on the back end. This is refreshing without being ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Macchialupa Greco di Tufo 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Terradora di Paolo Greco di Tufo Loggia Della Serra 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


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