In America we have lawns – in Italy they have vineyards!
Campania is not world famous like Italian wine regions of Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto but there are vineyards everywhere in Italy. The province of Campania located south of Rome on the Mediterranean coast is better known for Naples, the Amalfi coast, Positano and Capri.
The primary red grape is Aglianico (ah-yah-nee-koe), a luscious black grape producing full-bodied red wine with firm tannins, high acidity and aging potential. Sometime referred to as “the Barolo of South”, Aglianico has elegance and long cellaring. Aglianico vines thrive in the volcanic soils of Mt Vesuvius around the village of Taurasi in Campania (Taurasi DOCG) and also around Mt Vultura (del Vulture DOCG) in the province of Basilicata.
Taurasi, Campania Italy $24. Wine Spectator 90 rating “A finely meshed, creamy red, layering the flavors of raspberry and chocolate ganache with hints of ground anise, smoky mineral details and supple tannins. Offers a lasting, juicy finish. Aglianico, Merlot and Sangiovese.”
TENUTA I GELSI Gelso Rosso 2011
Basilicata, Italy $12. 100% Aglianico del Vulture, a rare Aglianico that is “pop and pour” not requiring aging to smooth the grape’s strong tannins.
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I think you meant to write …. better known than Naples nor for??
I think your info is very interesting and clearly written …. Nice job..
Here is an idea.. connect with Diane Arnold.. travel agent extraordinaire… She is always leading groups to italy.. Perhaps you might want to tap into her clients to take on your travels to wineries?? I don’t know, maybe too much trouble.. It is just an idea and I thought it might be fun, profitable, and Diane may offer some good tips as she has been everywhere and knows many people… She loves Italy like we do.
Thank you for your hard work..
Babs, great idea. I will reach out to Diane.
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