Grapes have been grown in the fertile soil of Campania since ancient times, and one of the pleasures of traveling through this region in southern Italy is the chance to discover the unique varieties of wine produced in this area. From the rolling hillsides in the provinces of Benevento and Avellino to the steeply terraced vineyards of the Amalfi Coast and the islands of Capri and Ischia to the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, the wines of Campania are as varied as the landscape. Enjoy locally made wines during your holiday, especially since they pair wonderfully with the regional foods of Campania.
Montevetrano Colli di Salerno 2014
Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of blackberries and spices complement undertones of black currants, licorice, tobacco, earth, and leather. On the palate, Montevetrano is full-bodied, yet elegant with fine-grained tannins and a rich, silky texture.Pair this wine with roasted beef, demi glaces,
black truffle ravioli, and beef Wellington. Good bright ruby. Enticing primary aromas of blueberry, flint, violet, and cocoa, plus a hint of sexy cedar. Sweet, dense and primary on the palate, showing very refined floral lift and intense minerality to the dense red plum and cassis flavors. Finishes fresh, juicy and gripping, featuring a strong saline nuance, substantial fine-grained tannins and terrific length. Truly outstanding wine in the context of the year. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico, 20% Merlot
Bisceglia Gudarra Aglianico del Vulture 2015
You get terrific value with this red wine from Southern Italy. The fruit in this warm vintage comes together with precision and balanced intensity. The 2015 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarrà is a generous and opulent expression with a thick layer of black fruit. In addition, you get delicate and territorial notes of campfire ash and exotic spice. This is a contemporary expression from a deeply traditional wine region. On the finish, you get touches of black olive and grilled herb.
92 pts Robert Parker