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...

  • Aglianico

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

  • Piedirosso

  • Greco

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  • "...sabred a bottle of French Blanc de blancs. The sauv was heavy, earthy, ... quintessential salad from Campani Read More

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  • Just served a very late lunch (started eating at 3:30) on a Friday afternoon ... up there--another white from Campania, this one a 2011 Fiano by Villa Diamante, and another Loire red, this one a 2013 Bourgueil by Catherine and Pierre Breton. Should be an interesting comparison between the two southern Italian whites, and the two cab francs. We... Read More

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  • Had a a couple bottles of a 1er Cru Chablis (Montmains, Closerie des Alisiers, ... the 15th here). Clams a la Campania for starters and planked salmon covered with pepper jack during the baking process as the main. Vichysoisse and a salad, also a tarte tatin dessert with Calvados and coffee. A bigger Burgundy white from down in the Cote d'Or m... Read More

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  • So basically anything outside Toscana and Piemonte is fair game?Alto Piemonte ... look at Sicily and Sardina, Campania and Umbria, Alto Adige and Veneto (which seems nearly as mainstream as Toscana), etc. and et Read More

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  • Villa Matilde Camarato Campania 1998


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    Wine review by Eclass63

  • "Cotton candy and Melon nose, creamy with vibrant acidity and sensation of ... just have a Falanghina from Campania. They definitely do them better there. Lack of cotton candy is just the beginning. Fox, wouldn't want to meet a bull Chianina in a dark alley at night. No wonder their porterhouses are so huge. Read More

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  • I kinda like "I will positively reconstruct the nature of my ... I've ... I've done similarly in Campania, too. Thailand and Goa, not quite the same. Read More

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  • Puglia is southern Italy, every bit as much so as Campania, and even more rustic since no emperors wanted villas there, nor republics to be founded there, nor overseas kingdoms to conquer there, compared to the Tyrrehnian side of the peninsula. Lots of pirates in the old days, and many areas are bleak, poor and blasted. Very interesting cuisine,... Read More

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  • Vesevo Aglianico Beneventano 2010


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  • Growing up fishing from boats off the coast of Santa ... certain Italian whites from Campania and Trentino, or back in France from Savoie or Isere. Not sure about a Jura chard, but worth a try. Certainly NZ SB's would kill the food. Perhaps South African chenins or SBs. Anyway, nothing loud and blowsy.Keep up the adventure log regarding fish ac... Read More

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