The Wine Grapes of Campania

The achievements of Campania’s modern wine revolution are striking. Grapes such as Fiano, Greco, Falanghina and Aglianico are now undeniably part of the Italian wine establishment, acknowledged and admired for their ability to produce premium quality wines. There is also a rapidly growing movement of producers seeking to preserve the hundreds of ancient varieties that can still be found planted throughout the region’s different terroirs. The red Piedirosso is highly regarded, but the white coastal varieties of Biancolella, Forastera and Ginestra are gaining ground as well. Likewise, both Pallagrello Bianco and Nero grown in Volturno are showing promise, as is the very exciting Casavecchia.

Red Grapes

White Grapes