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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  • Piedirosso

  • Fiano

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

  • 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...

  • Greco

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  • My favorite street art website hails out of New York and it is called, Wooster ... the Autostrada cuts through Campania to Puglia.  A16 owner and wine director, Shelley Lindgren will be in NYC at Vestry Wines in Tribeca signing copies of the book and walking you through a tasting of Southern Italian wines.  Check it out. I will be jealous if y... Read More

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  • Marisa Cuomo Costa d'Amalfi Furore Riserva 2000

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    I had the pleasure of trying this wine direct from the vineyard. My pallet tends towards the spicier wines and this one is not lacking. Very smooth,smokey and spicy and best drank out of a big wine glass to enhance the aroma. If only I had shipped a case home. I highly recommend this wine. Read More

    Wine review by backcountryski


  • De Conciliis Aglianico Donnaluna 2005

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    Good food wine. Drank this along with pretty wide range of food and it complimented everything pretty well. It needs about 20 minutes to open up before it makes a positive impression, though. Tart cherry and red fruit flavors, a bit of smoke and wood on the nose. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin


  • Epicuro Aglianico Beneventano IGT 2005

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    Wine review by Turbo Dan


  • Ischia Bianco Casa d'Ambra 2007

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    Wine review by KettlebellMan


  • Selvanova Silicata Aglianico 2004

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    Wine review by Paolag


  • A lot of ink has been spilled over the years in praise of the wines of Southern ... Google for a bit shows that Campania and Sicily garner the most interest with Puglia coming in a close third. This focus can be traced to two factors in the United States the first being that many Italian-Americans trace their roots back to these regions and to... Read More

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  • Epicuro Aglianico Beneventano 2004

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    Wine review by enotheque


  • Vini Gran Caruso Costa d'Amalfi Ravello Rosso 2001

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    Wine review by les31


  • Boroni Piedirosso Campania 2007

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    Deep, rich fruity wine. Solid structure with minerality and some earthiness. Plums, prunes dominate. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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