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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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  • Aglianico

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Piedirosso

  • Greco

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  • Mariso Cuomo

    Situated in the Campanian province of Salerno, Costa d’Amalfi operates three DOC subzones—Furo...

  • Russo Taurasi - Cantine

    Cantine Russo it's an Italian family winery located in Taurasi (AV), the area of the famous Aglia...

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  • Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Campania 2012

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    Wine review by Kimma B


  • Falanghina Beneventano Donnachiara 2011

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    Wine review by sstatz


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi 2007

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    Wine review by rsk334


  • Mastroberardino Mastro Rosso 2011

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    black cherry on the nose....medium bodied with smooth tannins.... Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • Maffini Kratos Fiano Paestum Bianco IGT Campania Italy Campania 2010

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    Rich with citrus, white pepper and dried floral aromas that are rather high toned and well defined. In the mouth this starts out as somewhat deceptively loose and subtle though air brings out some attractive almost tropical fruit base notes over which are layered classic mineral and spice accents. This is a fairly large framed Fiano that should ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tenuta del Portale Aglianico Aglianico del Vulture Riserva 2004

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    Strong nose of tart cherry and some mineral. Very pleasant on the palate. Again, a black cherry thing and, maybe, black pepper. As the wine moves around the palate, there is nice tartness that is almost, but not really, lemon. Very tame tannins. US$1439 at Total WIne Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Vesuvium Falanghina 2012

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    Citrusy with a hint of spice Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Villa Matilde Rocca Dei Leoni Falanghina 2011

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    I will begin this review by disclosing that this is actually my first review, and I am a beginner in the grand scheme of things - so judge accordingly. Also, I TASTED THE 2009 - 2011 came up by default, I'll try to fix this.HOWEVER, I had this wine last night and REALLY loved it. I woke up thinking about it today, in fact! I've been drinking a ... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Rocca del Dragone Aglianico 2009

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    Wine review by Starsgal


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi DOCG 2008

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    In the glass, the Taurasi had a bright ruby red color with garnet red reflections. The bouquet consisted of vanilla, caramel, sour cherry, nutmeg and anise. This is not your typical Southern Italian bouquet but these aromas are often found in Aglianico wines like Taurasi DOCG and Aglianico del Vulture DOCG. I wished the wine would have had a few... Read More

    Wine review by vino in love


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