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

  • 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...

  • Greco

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  • Feudi San Gregorio Taurasi 2007

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Quintodecimo Terra d'Eclano 2007

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    Wine review by jja347


  • Federiciane Gragnano 2011

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    Wine review by plettie82


  • Mastroberardino Taurasi Riserva 1977

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    The nose was amazingly young, vibrant and constantly changing. It opened up with aromas of cherry pip smoke, sweet cream and floral notes. As time passed it started to take on notes of dried coca and classic fruitcake. On the palate, it was silky and refined with intense blackberry fruits, tart plum and minerals. Tart red fruits and blackberry l... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio White 2010

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    First... I'm not a fan of white... my brother sent me this bottle (as well as the red from Italy because I love the red). I also drink all my wine at room temperature. That being said... I really enjoyed the toned down smell of the wine. It's not blasting me as I drink it. Some wines come off as very very strong pear and alchoal. Also, the ... Read More

    Wine review by Steven Isaac


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio 2009

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    Wine review by okienko


  • Epicuro Aglianico Beneventano IGT 2009

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    Out of the Epicuro wines, this seems to be the most acidic, tasting slightly off. The first nose is cherry, and it has a nice peppery finish to it. Still a decent enough wine which offers enough value for its price. Read More

    Wine review by wind5001


  • Taylor Cream Sherry 2010

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    I have been searching for YEARS for the smooth elegant flavor of a red wine that is light yet powerful, leaving the soft, strong afterglow feeling of contented relaxation. Until I tried this one, I was beginning to doubt that I would ever find it. It is now my number one wine of choice. Read More

    Wine review by femiad


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio 2009

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    Wine review by carriegpdx


  • Taylor Cream Sherry 2010

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    Like caramel, this rich, sweet and smooth treat feels warm going down on a cold winter evening. As my first exposure to sherry, I can say I'm pleasantly surprised, I really like it. Perhaps I'll try different kinds as well to compare. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


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