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. 
 
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

  • Fiano

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

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  • Vinosia Aglianico Irpinia 2009

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    Wine review by okienko


  • Feudi di San Gregorio White Blend Campania IGT Privilegio 2006

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    Seemed to me a lot like (unfortified) dry sherry. Both as to color and flavor.Same goes for it at room temperature and chilled. Is it possible that I somehow got an inferior bottle? Read More

    Wine review by Byron Leon


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano Fiano di Avellino 2008

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    Seemed to me a lot like (unfortified) dry sherry. Both as to color and flavor. (I may write more later, because my single exposure so far is a glass at room temperature. Cooling might pump my rating up by one. Takes a while because my ration is one alcoholic drink per day. Cholesterol, you know.) Read More

    Wine review by Byron Leon


  • Monte Faliesi Fiano di Avellino 2009

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    Light and crisp palate with a perfect finish. Lemon undertones and a hint of honeycomb make for a perfect summer sipping wine Read More

    Wine review by KristinW


  • Monte Faliesi Fiano di Avellino 2009

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    Almond and granite greet the nose here along with light notes of heather and ginseng. In the mouth this is all business, very crisp and focused, almost strict with a fine balance of crisp bitter apple fruit interlaced with mineral, and gentle herbal tones. Theres a touch of toasted herb on the backend along with notes of almond extract and miner... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Terredora di Paolo Falanghina Campania IGT 2010

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    Tried this in an effort to be more familiar with the white wines of Campania. Lemon and floral notes on the nose. First thoughts on tasting were that I would much prefer this to a similarly priced chardonnay, and I think most people will be surprised by this wine. Lemony with notes of pineapple and slight grapefruit in its tartness. It is a wel... Read More

    Wine review by BTKerne


  • Fiano d'Avellino DOCG 2010

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Greco di Tufo DOCG 2010

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Terradora di Paolo Greco di Tufo Loggia Della Serra 2009

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    Bright and refreshing with great flavors and good acid backbone.- WS Grand Tour 2011 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Salvatore Molettieri Aglianico Irpinia Cinque Querce 2006

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    Better than most but still too tart for me with little depth. I don't love this grape in general. Good value, though. Read More

    Wine review by jshimkin


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