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...

  • Greco

  • Piedirosso

  • Aglianico

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

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  • Aglianico Terredora 2007

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    currants, cocoa, spices; very fresh, with depth; Read More

    Wine review by tobibeyer


  • Terredora Dipaolo Falanghina 2008

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    Enticing peach and dried apricot lead into a zesty, refreshing wine full of stone fruit and even a bit of earth on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Terredora Dipaolo Falanghina 2008

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    -honey, pine resin, dried pineapple, candied lime, dried grass-Assertive acids up front but with rich, layered pear and pithy citrus fruit tones that fill out the mid-palate. There is a nice richness to this yet the backend has classic blanched almond and mineral notes that cut right through the fat and lead to a long, zesty finish. Spaghetti i... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alois Cunto 2006

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's a nice drop of wine and all that, but admit it, you're only going to buy it because of the name, aren't you? Read More

    Wine review by oenophool


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi 2002

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    Real rich wine, full of taste. I liked it dark red colour and aromas very much. Read More

    Wine review by Gricius


  • In my last post, I wrote about the dilemma I am facing in naming my personal ... peninsula in the region of Campania.  Mount Massico garnered its mythological fame from a story of Bacchus travels when he was looking for a getaway after the Carabinieri (Italian police) were after his ass for being a cult-wino-instigator.  In this particular sto... Read More

    Forum post in the topic An Ode to Wine Drinking History


  • Falanghina Sannio DOC Feudi di San Gregorio Sorbo Serpico Kampanien NV

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    lovely white. discovered at the Pink Door in Seattle. Read More

    Wine review by luckygirlbrace


  • Radici Taurasi 2003

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    Decent but needs to be aged to mellow out some flavors and let it blend. Dark, fruity and moist with cherry and oak flashes to pepper on my tongue and wet smoke in my mouth. Shows potential. The variety of grape is very unique though, it has the berry flavor that Cabernet sauvignon is missing with the same sort of distinct changes in texture and... Read More

    Wine review by donloah


  • Mastroberardino Piedirosso Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • Marisa Cuomo Fiorduva 2007

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    This is the taste of the Italian riviera, fabulous! Read More

    Wine review by dmbakker


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