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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 ...

  • Fiano

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

  • Aglianico

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

  • Greco

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