Archive for the Campania Category

Sannino Herculaneum 2009 Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC Bianco, Campania, Italy

This wine is a fourteen dollar lesson in what is so great about wine. This white Lacryma Christi de Vesuvio from Sannino is a history lesson, a geography lesson a wine education and wonderful dinner mate all squeezed into a 750ml bottle. Having visited Campania, it is also a mouthful of nostalgia back to the pre-kids days when vacation meant hiking all day and drinking all night.   The history lesson starts with del Vesuvio. Referring to mount Vesuvius, the volcano that erupted and covered Read more [...]

A Casa Fiano Di Avellino DOCG Oro Del Passo 2009, Campania, Italy

The 2009 Diano Di Avellino From A Casa hits everything that a Fiano should be, without seeming predictable. Particularly clear and clean this wine is lies slightly on the lighter side for typical Fiano Enjoyable to drink, it has interesting mint flavouring on the end, giving it a mojito of Italian whites groove. It is important to note that the Campania area of Italy features volcanic soils, but this wine does not show much of that minerality or nuttiness that might sometimes show up in wines from Read more [...]
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