Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Southern Italian wines.

Tom Maresca discovers that three ancient grapes of Campania in Southern Italy, together with its varied soils, are exciting interest in this rich and complex region. The best producers regard 2011 as a very good vintage but not as great as the superb 2010 (some wines may still be available: look especially for single-vineyard wines). Tom selects his top 17 whites, estimating that the Grecos will be fresh and pleasing for the next four or five years and the Fianos lasting twice as long, growing more elegant and distinguished as they age.