Campania Wine

 

The region of Campania with its capital city of Naples is situated along the south western coast of Italy, or the “shin” of the boot. The name is derived from the Latin phrase Campania Felix, meaning fertile land. It’s one of the oldest regions, dating back to the Greeks, who first cultivated locally indigenous grapes somewhere around the 8th century BC. The Etruscans took over around the 6th century BC, then the land was absorbed into the Roman Empire in 4th century BC. It was here that the Romans began cultivating what became the cult wine of the era, Falernum (probably out of Aglianico and Falanghina grapes). The region saw many landlords after that over the centuries from the Visigoths, Lombards, Byzantines, Normans, Spaniards, Austrians and French, before finally becoming part of the Italian unification beginning in the late 19th century. 
 
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Piedirosso

  • Greco

  • Aglianico

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

  • Fiano

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

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi 2005

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    Un vino dalla foga straordinaria, adatto al lungo invecchiamento che beneficia dell'affinamento in botte. Da uve Aglianico, sembra di bere un pezzo di antica Grecia, infatti aglianico è sinonimo di ellenico. Al naso note balsamiche fresche, marasca, cannella, anice, al gusto un vino austero, con sentori di frutta rossa, visciola, vaniglia. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2006

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    Wine review by Ringworm


  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... 2000 Campania Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina 1.5L  |  1 in stock  |  $64.99 Galardi 2007 Campania Terra di Lavoro RoccamonfinaA blend of Aglianico and Piedirosso grown in volcanic soils in the hills of northwestern Camapnia, Fattoria Galardi's Terra di Lavora (lan... Read More

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  • Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa 2013

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    100% Aglianico3.0g/l Residual Sugar6.4 g/ l acidity3.2 PHVery fruity on the nose with lots of candied raspberry underlain with an ashy base note. Juicy and bright and downright tart on entry, tho is quite electric int he mouth with faint red cherry and amarena cherry fruit and a finish that blazes with acidity. There's a subtle bitterness on the... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Falanghina Campi Flegrei Agnanum Raffaele Moccia 2012

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    Amazing color, a straw yellow with golden shades.Consistent and crystal clear. At nose is intense, complex and of course fine with a bouquet of tropical fruits, mineral and yellow fruits. A great wine paired with grilled sea bass or light fried mediterranean squids but also with rabbit and white meat is unexpectedly delicious! Read More

    Wine review by GennaroItaly


  • Albente. Feudi di San Gregorio 2012

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    lime, apples on the nose...thirst quenching acidity...mid bodied with a nice finish. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • Villa Matilde Aglianico 2010

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    Had this at a local restaurant. Very fruit-forward, very ripe. Most aglianicos I've had were a bit drier which I like, but this style worked and it was really pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by judgelog


  • Rocca del Dragone Aglianico 2009

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    Wine review by Austinista


  • Di Meo Taurasi Riserva 1997

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    Wine review by 41207mannycorks 41207 mannycorks


  • Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Campania 2012

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    Wine review by Kimma B


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