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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...

  • Aglianico

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

  • Piedirosso

  • Fiano

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

  • Greco

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  • Look for some Greco di Tufo, another white from Campania, as counterpoint.Falanghina, especially more effervescent versions, makes a kick-ass sangria variation with peeled halves of ripe peaches immersed in a jug of it. Great summer lunchtime drink. After having it so many places in Campania that way I came back and tried it also with apricots, ... Read More

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  • RBA, there's too many good wines produced by solid people, don't send ... ... Falanghina is grown in Campania, in southern Italy. The vines thrive in the porous volcanic soils around Mt. Vesuvius and the warm Mediterranean climat Read More

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Irpinia Serpico 2003

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    Still young, she (serpico) was cellared by a collector/ decanted and was still quite young and fresh. Nice job Fuedi. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Rubrato Aglianico

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    Fragrant, Perfume, lively nose, If you allow this wine to Open up"" She will deliver. Decant and Wait. 100% Aglianico Vesuvio. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • San Gregorio Taurasi DOCG 2009

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    Exactly what I expected, as promised from Fuedi.! 1st Class wine.Minerals and Spicy on the nose (fragrant X)Medium body on the close and Long..... Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Montevetrano Core 92js 2012

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    by the glass at gramercy tavern - Loved it at the beginning and the aftertaste especially. but in comparison to the other red, the Barolo, this seemed not as smooth. Read More

    Wine review by MTripp


  • If anyone has some 2005 primitivo-based wine from the Lazio or Campania region of Italia, here is some info. I have been noticing that pretty much no one holds primitivo [zinfandel] for more than four or five years, and I had two bottles of this in the cellar.  As two good friends who really enjoy the Moio wines were coming over, I fetched up on... Read More

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  • Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso DOC 2005

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    Un vino rosso di piacevole beva, ricco di gusto con un intenso sapore di frutta rossa; ciliegia e prugna affumicata. Un po carente al naso. Le sue uve (piedirosso) provengono da vigneti posti su terreno vulcanico, molto ricco di cenere. Un vino molto legato al territorio, del resto come disse Plinio "è il terreno e il territorio dove nasce e non... Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Ian Cauble often has interesting wines at his Somm Select site. Today's ... Bianco Costa d'Amalfi, Campania, Italy 2013 An hour drive south of Naples is Italy’s dramatic Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Steep, mountainous cliffs rise vertically from the translucent turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea ... Read More

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi Feudi di San Gregorio 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


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