A little light info to get us all started on CAMPANIA:
Total Vineyard Size
The total regional vineyard, including all quality levels, table wines & table grapes comprises 23,281 hectares.
Dedicated to Quality
Of the total, there are 9,515 hectares dedicated to producing grapes for Quality wines.
Campania’s 2 White DOCG’s can be found in and around here – FIANO di Avellino and Greco di Tufo
Look out for the native white Falanghina Flegrei
Castel San Lorenzo
Falerno del Massico
Northwest of Avellino, near Benevento is where you’ll find Taburno and Aglianico del Taburno is one of Campania’s 2 native red DOCG’s. Quality.
East of Avellino, the 2nd regional red DOCG and other possible native home of Quality Aglianico :) Note, here it’s not always found in purezza, unlike in nearby Vulture, Basilicata where 100% varietals are produced.
On the coast, south of Napoli, here you’re looking for native white ‘Coda di Volpe’ and native red ‘Piedirosso’
% DOP / IGP
According to 2013 figures, an estimated 16.9% of Campania’s wines are produced according to EU DOP Quality standards. Campania produces 19 DOP wines including *4 DOCG & *15 DOC. One step down from the DOC level, they also produce 9 IGP wines accounting for 11.4% of production. Table wines account for 71% of regional production.
As always, a number of the regions native grape varieties are used only for blending purposes. That said, we’ve listed those grapes which we understand might be available as mono-varietals or which are interesting blenders. Naturally, as we make our own discovery, we’ll update these lists.
Goes into make top reds – Taurasi and Aglianico del Taburno
Barbera del Sannio
Calabrese di Montenuovo
Min 85% goes into Casavecchia di Pontelatone DOC
Tintorie di Tramonti
Another name for Greco…or so they say. We want to learn more.
Priceless name for this rare native, which translated roughly means ‘Fly Sh*te’. Not only rare, we hear it goes to blend. But who knows, maybe there is a varietal down there?
Coda di Cavallo Bianco
Coda di Pecora
Coda di Volpe Bianca
Makes top DOCG whites, nuff said. Try it out.
Another top native white that goes to produce the DOCG Greco di Tufo
All data is intended to be for indicative purposes only due to the variability from vintage to vintage. But we do try to keep ourselves ‘reasonably’ updated :)