Wines from the Campania region are among the most popular products in the world. Currently the Campania region boasts 19 DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) wines, divided into 4 DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin) and 15 DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) wines, and more than 10 wines registered with the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) designation. Nowadays the Campania region is an higly under vines land and the major production zones are concentrated in the Vesuvio area and in the districts of Avellino, Benevento, Caserta and Salerno, but also the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida have an high-quality ranged production. Indeed, the principal important ingredient of the success that characterizes Campania wines is the quality of natural environmental conditions, in other words, vineyards are located in territories which take advantage from the particular benefits caused by excellent morphological and climatic conditions.
Campania wines: designations
The better part of the Campania region is cultivated with vineyards which result in recognized high-quality ranged red wines like “Taurasi DOCG” or “Aglianico del Taburno DOCG”, and in really fine white wines like “Greco di Tufo DOCG”, “Fiano di Avellino DOCG”, “Falanghina”, and many other excellent wines.
Campania wines through history
Introduced by the Greeks between the 7th and 6th centuries B.C. (indeed, most of the native grapes comes from vineyards of Greek orgin), during the Roman Empire Campania wines highly prospered to the point that the exports also deeply grew out of the Italic peninsula. In fact, the most famous wines at that time, as “Falerno”, “Caleno”, “Faustiniano”, named “the emperors’ wines” by Cicero, Virgil and Martial, were produced in the Campania region, that Pliny The Elder not by chance defined with the name of “Campania Felix” in order to stress its particularly flourishing morphological conditions. Its current succes starts since 1930s, thanks to the exportation of the Aglianico in the Piemonte region and in France by the well-known “wine railway”.
Buy Campania wines at the best price
Buy Campania wines directly from local producers in order to achieve the best price. On the Taurasi DOCG marketplace you can find out the winemakers which sell local wines without intermediaries.