IN THIS TOUR:
Amalfi Coast wine
Campania Wine Avellino
Campania Wine Benevento
Located in the region of Campania where winemaking is a 2,000 year-old tradition. Its volcanic soil is home to grape varieties such as Greco and Aglianico. Today this region is producing premium wines, attracting the attention of wine enthusiasts worldwide. The geographic location of the Amalfi Coast features a memorable setting, It runs alongside the sea and soars towards the sky with its high mountains peaks. Here the establishment of vineyards from which DOC labeled selected wines are produced, under the name of Amalfi Coast, divided into three subzones: Furore, Ravello and Tramonti
Campania Wine – The three main areas famous for wine is Avellino, Benevento & Amalfi Coast, each needs a day visit to truly appreciate the experience. Avellino – A significant sub region of Campania, in the south of Italy. Wine-making has played an important role here for centuries. So much so that the Avellino-Rocchetta Sant’Antonio railroad was nicknamed “Ferrovia del Vino,” the wine train. The two DOCG’s wine produced here from ancient local grapes, Fiano and Greco are the starring whites which make up Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. Fiano is a rich, aromatic and fruity dry wine with hints of honey. Greco di Tufo is more crisp and light, named for the tufo crackly clay soil in which it is grown. Aglianico is the eminent red, found in Taurasi.
This is often a rich, leathery red that can be enjoyed young, but is known to be ageworthy when produced under the right conditions. Aglianico is also produced in passito (sweet) and liquoroso (fortified) styles. Other local white grapes cultivated in Avellino are Coda di Volpe (meaning “tail of the fox,” referring to the shape of the grape bunches) and Falanghina. Other local reds are Piedirosso and Sciascinoso (Olivella). Benevento – Towards West we enter in the province of Benevento, where between 2 sets of mountains we find this homonymous village. There are 6 wines that are labelled DOC, Red and Rosé are mainly Sangiovese and Aglianico grapes, White are Trebbiano Toscano, Falanghina, and a spumante (60% Falanghina)
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