Its name comes from Campania felix, a Latin phrase roughly meaning “happy land”, its wine tradition dates back to the 12th Century BC and it’s considered to be one of Italy’s very oldest wine regions. The considerable influence of ancient empires, including the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines, means some of this area’s varieties have historical legends attached.

Irpinia area boasts great interpreters and wines of extraordinary excellence, the Sannio district has an increasingly organized supply chain, whereas other areas rely on soloist. More specifically: the Salerno province recorded ever improving characterization on the Amalfi Coast, and in the Cilento district; Naples is getting by thanks to the viticulture of the Campi Flegrei and round potential of its terroir.

Almost 50% of wine production in Campania is concentrated on whites, a trend that is confirmed by the prices of white grapes, much higher than those of aglianico and piedirosso, a phenomenon that can’t be explained in terms of quality of the wines, since both Aglianico del Taburno, Casavecchia and Piedirosso all reach high levels.

The strong points of this region are biodiversity and a productive style based on freshness and flavour.

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