Campania Stories Week 2018

I was reminded of this great press trip thanks to a lunch today with Ilaria Petitto of Donnachiara wines. What an amazing region. I have many more stories to share from that trip, excited to do so.

This past April I went on a press trip to Campania to attend Campania Stories. The trip was fascinating and we tasted many wines. This week I am going to attempt to share my impressions of this wonderful region and the interesting grapes and producers I met while there.

Campania has the following provinces: Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Salerno and the capital city of Naples. There are 10 areas where wines are made and that are considered macro-viticultural areas. Today I am writing about the areas in the province of Caserta. The first is the Alto Casertano which includes Falerno del Massico DOP, Galluccio and the Roccamonfina IGP. Two important elements in the topography of this area are the Massico Mountain and the Roccamonfina volcano. These wines are often made from Aglianico, Piedirosso and Primitivo, among other grapes. They also have Falanghina for the whites.

The second area is called…

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