Campania

(Italy)

Campania Numbers:

13,590
Km sq surface area
4
DOCG
16
DOC
10
IGT

In Campania, the grapevine has very ancient origins, predating the Roman and possibly even the Greek era.
Tangible evidence of this link with the past is the form of cultivation of Etruscan origin, the suggestive alberata. Still used for the cultivation of Asprinio di Aversa, in the North of Campania, it allows a very expansive growth in height with great productivity. The vine, a unique case in the world with the exception of a few areas in the North of Portugal, climbs the trees to incredible heights, turning the grape harvest into an acrobatic test, with ladders of over 20 metres.
In the South of the region, the Greek low bush system is more widely used, with vigorous pruning and rather low productivity. In addition to Asprinio, other more cultivated vines have ancient origins, such as Aglianico, derived from the Hellenic vine introduced by the Greeks, from which one of the most structured and long-lived wines of the entire national production is obtained, Taurasi, the only red DOCG in the region.
Two white grape varieties also have ancient origins, the Greek coming from Thessaly and Fiano, probably with even more remote roots linked to the Phoenicians. Today, both Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo are DOCG.
Other indigenous white grape varieties are biancolella, forastera, coda di volpe and falanghina, while red grape varieties include sciascinoso, casavecchia and piedirosso or per' e palummo or piede di colombo, whose curious name derives from the shape of the racimolo, which resembles the pigeon's foot.
Also in this region, there is no lack of grape varieties from other Italian or foreign regions, such as sangiovese, aglianico, cabernet sauvignon and barbera.
Total production in 2009 was around 1,830,000 hl of wine, with a clear predominance of reds.

Information about Campania

Region Campania
Country Italy
Morphology of the land Plain: 15%   Hill: 51%   Mountain: 34%
Climate and soil The climate in the coastal strip, on the plains and on the islands is incredibly mild. In mountain areas despite the heavy Winter snowfall, the climate is quite sweet. The climate is mild on the coasts and on the hills, while it is more continental inside the mountainous areas of the Campano Apennines.
History The area around Capua at the time of the Romans was called Agro Capuano which later became Agro Campano and finally Campania. This was the name given to the area of ​​the Tyrrhenian coast. With the passing of the centuries, lacking the unity of the country, there were numerous divisions of the area, including the Duchy of Naples, the Duchy of Benevento, the Principality of Salerno and the Duchy of Amalfi. With the constitution of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861, the Region reported its name of Campania, but with much wider borders.
Typical products Campania is perhaps best known for its Lacrima Christi wine that is pressed from grapes grown on the slopes of Vesuvius, but today this is not the most interesting wine in the region. Other ancient traditional wines such as Falernum or Falerno show the potential of Campania and its native vines. The best Falerno is found in the municipality of Monte del Massiccio. The Falerno Bianco is made from Falanghina, the same grape that was planted by the Greek colonizers, while for the red Aglianico is used, and, to a small extent, Piedirosso, also originally from Magna Graecia. Taurasi produced with the late vine Aglianico is the only wine of the area, which,has reaced DOCG status. Other excellent producers in Campania are Feudi di San Gregorio and Montevetrano.
Typical dishes The most famous dish consists of pizza; cooked in a traditional wood oven, although now there are many variations, from the simplest with a little oregano and anchovies, to those more processed with eggs, seafood, meats, cheeses and vegetables of all kinds. The region has a strong agricultural vocation in which the cultivation of vegetables and fruit excel, which sees in the foreground the tomato in its final varieties, from the San Marzano of the Agro Sarnese-Nocerino, recognized PDO, to the salads of Salerno and Torre del Greco. Like pizza, the calzone is considered a single dish, and is made up of a leavened dough folded like a large ravioli, stuffed with ham, beaten egg, mozzarella, ricotta, pepper and aromatic herbs. Another particular dish is the 'casatiello', obtained with a soft dough of flour, water, yeast, lard and salt, to which cubed salami and pepper is added. The dough is flattened, rolled up on itself and placed in a mold with a hole in the middle; at this point, whole eggs, raw and complete with shells, are inserted into the dough at regular intervals, sinking half of them. It is left to rise and then put in the oven to cook.
Red grape varieties Aglianico, Aleatico, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciliegiolo, Piedirosso, Primitivo, Sangiovese
White grape varieties Asprinio, Biancolella, Coda di Volpe, Falanghina, Fiano, Forastera, Greco, Malvasia di Candia
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Casavecchia di Pontelatone
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Falerno del Massico
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Galluccio
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Guardia Sanframondi o Guardiolo
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Penisola Sorrentina
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Beneventano/Beneventano
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Catalanesca del Monte Somma
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Dugenta
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Terre del Volturno

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Mastroberardino
DOCG Taurasi Riserva, 100% Aglianico
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Terre Stregate
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Villa Raiano
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Villa Raiano
DOCG Fiano di Avellino, 100% Fiano
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Pietracupa
IGT Campania, 100% Fiano
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Montevetrano
IGT Colli di Salerno, 10% Aglianico, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
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Marchiopolo
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I Cacciagalli
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Cantine Caggiano
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Galardi
IGT Campania, 80% Aglianico, 20% Piedirosso
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Vinosia
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Tenute Capaldo
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Quintodecimo
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Joaquin Aziende Agricole
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Galardi
IGT Campania, 100% Piedirosso
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Feudi di San Gregorio
DOC Sannio Falanghina, 100% Falanghina
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Pietracupa
IGT Campania, 100% Greco di Tufo
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Feudi di San Gregorio
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Feudi di San Gregorio
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