These two white grapes have taken Italy by storm over the last 30 years and are now found on restaurant wine lists and in wine shops everywhere. The two varieties also make completely different styles of wine, but pure mono variety Falanghina wines are hard to come by so making comparisons is tough. In fact, most estates grow both Falanghinas together in their vineyards, even though they ripen at different times, and then blend the grapes to make their wines.
- Campania’s white wines vie with those of Alto Adige and Friuli Venezia Giulia for top spot on Italy’s list of quality whites. And today’s reds from the region are increasingly removed from the old southern Italian stereotype of unclean, overripe and high alcohol wines
- One of the most positive developments in Italy’s wine scene over the last 30 years has been the total transformation of Campania.
- It is safe to say that Campania’s wines have never been this good, and the improvements have been due both to a plethora of new and exciting estates run by a passionate and energetic new generation and, increasingly, to moneyed locals who are looking to invest in the region’s wine economy.
“And today’s reds from the region are increasingly removed from the old southern Italian stereotype of unclean, overripe and high alcohol wines.”