From new-wave Aglianico to pale rosé and the re-emergence of indigenous grape varieties, there's a lot happening in Campania, says Aldo Fiordelli. Read his report below, including wines to look for...

Campania wines have a charm that belies the relatively small size of this southern Italian vineyard region.

According to Italy’s national statistics agency, Istat, Campania makes up just 3.3% of Italy’s vineyards, with roughly 29,000ha planted.


Scroll down to see Aldo’s top wines from Campania


Aglianico is the most widely planted grape variety here, known for producing powerful yet charismatic red wines. It is followed by Falanghina, a grape known for yielding delicious and refreshing white wines, as well as the better known Greco and Fiano varieties, whose wines are able to age.

 


Exciting Campania wines to try:

 


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