Campania red wines with the IGP/IGT designation
Campania red wines obtained the IGP/IGT designation (Protected Geographical Indication; since 2010 it includes the IGT designation – Typical Geographical Indication) since the beginning of 1990s. The Campania region boasts of ten typologies of red wines classified as IGP/IGT. These designations include the entire regional territory, indeed Campania red wines with the IGP/IGT designation are divided into 9 sub-regional and one regional types. Their names recall those of the production areas or of specific municipalities that are part of them: while the regional designation takes the obvious name of the reference region (Campania IGP, precisely), the other nine designations are so called: Benevento ( or Beneventano) IGP, Catalanesca del Monte Somma IGP, Colli di Salerno IGP, Dugenta IGP, Epomeo IGP, Paestum IGP, Pompeiano IGP, Roccamonfina IGP and finally Terre del Volturno IGP. The main characteristic of Campania with the IGP/IGT designation red wines lies in the use of certain percentages of grapes from various black grape varieties, among which Aglianico and Aglianicone, Piedirosso and Sciascinoso stand out. These red wines are characterized by a more or less intense ruby red colour, a pleasant smell ranging from floral to fruity, and a mostly dry, fresh and harmonious, sometimes sweet flavour.
Campania red wines with the IGP/IGT designation: a brief overview on the modes of production
According to the various procedural guideines, Campania red wines with the IGP/IGT designation are mainly made up of grapes from the corresponding vines (at least 85 per cent), in some cases with the addition of a 15 per cent maximum percentage of grapes deriving from similar and non-aromatic grape varieties, mentioned in the respective procedural guideline and considered suitable for the production areas indicated for each type of wine.
The most popoular Campania red wines with the IGP/IGT designation
Campania wineries produce different and prestigious IGP and IGT red wines, among which Campania IGP, Colli di Salerno IGP, Terre del Volturno IGP, Dugenta IGP, Epomeo IGP and many other refined designations stand out.
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