What are thebest wines from Campania. Discover our list with photos, descriptions, and tastings of the best wines from Campania. From the most famous wines to the lesser-known ones from the best wineries in Campania.
- The best red wines from Campania
- Best white wines from Campania
BEST WINES FROM CAMPANIA – Recommended by Jean Marco Palmieri
What are the best wines from Campania?
So let’s see together a list of the best Campania wines and discover their characteristics with our tasting so that everyone can find the best Campania wines suitable for their tastes.
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BEST WINES FROM CAMPANIA (2023)
Terre di Lavoro 2020 – Galardi
Description :Galvanizes with a fine and complex aromatic picture that is divided between dark berries and well-integrated spicy and toasted tones. The mouth is compact, with a sensational extract synergistically linked to a pleasant iodized sapidity that amplifies the sip. Extraordinary persistence of excellent cleaning.
From vineyards facing south-west on volcanic soils at an altitude of 400-500 metres. Fermentation in steel with maceration on the skins for 20 days and frequent punching down.
Grapes: 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso
A real wine institution of Campania.
Grande Cerzito 2018 – Quintodecimo
Notes of cranberries and blood orange, violet and eucalyptus emerge on the nose, followed by cocoa powder and cinchona. On the palate it has a great balance between the phenolic component, acidity and alcohol, with a finish of great length and freshness with balsamic and fruity echoes.
Aged in new oak barrels for 18/24 months.
Quintodecimo’s Grande Cerzito is confirmed as one of the most interesting interpretations of Taurasi, thanks to its ability to combine organoleptic complexity, aging potential and drinkability.
Pàtrimo 2016 – Feudi di San Gregorio
The aromatic spectrum is interesting and incisive, in evidence ripe wild blackberry with suggestions of dried figs, roasting, dark chocolate, carob and camphor.
The sip is enveloping with compact and vigorous tannins and a balsamic finish of great precision and length.
Grapes: 100% Merlot
One of the most historic cellars in Campania. An austere, dark and sumptuous interpretation of Merlot with sensational persistence. Deservedly among the best southern Italian wines.
Gulielmus 2017 – Tenute Capaldo
Fragrant tones of cherries and wild strawberries mix with delicate notes of violet, licorice root and autumnal spices. On the palate it is soft, with a measured and enveloping tannic texture and a finish of good persistence with references to the varietal character.
After fermentation in steel, the wine ages for 18/24 months in barrique and again in the bottle for over two years.
A wine with seductive aromas, enveloping on the palate and with an excellent aftertaste persistence in which the juiciness of the fruit is echoed.
Undoubtedly among the best Taurasi for its vertical character which places the emphasis more on balance and aromatic finesse than on power
Macchia Dei Goti Taurasi 2019 – Caggiano
Galvanizes the nose with hints of violet and crunchy cherry and to which medicinal herbs are added and a light, well-integrated boisé touch.
The sip is fresh and vibrant, supported by a discreet well-defined phenolic concentration and assisted by a pleasant mineral flavor that gives structure and length to the drink. It is left to mature in French oak barriques for a period ranging from 12 to 18 months.
Juicy wine of great territorial identity. Among the best expressions of Taurasi for harmony and acidity.
Montevetrano 2019 – Montevetrano
The nose spreads intense aromas of violet, plum, and sweet tobacco, embellished with notes of cinchona and eucalyptus. In the mouth it is round, the tannin is well smoothed and in the retro-olfactory echoes a granular sapidity of generous persistence.
Icon of Campania, Montevetrano is a majestic wine of unusual elegance, highly recognizable which embellishes the classic Bordeaux blend with the native Aglianico vine. Deservedly to be counted among the best wines from Campania for its seductive drinkability and the interesting dialectic between the balsamic, iodized and floral components.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Aglianico 30%, Merlot 20%
Taurasi 2018 – Cantine di Marzo
The nose spreads wide alternating intense floral scents and small red fruits embellished with sweet spices and cloves.
On the palate, it is enveloped with tannins with a very smooth texture, supported by a good acid component that gives freshness and an exciting mineral sapidity—obtained from vineyards located at an altitude of 450 meters in LuogosanoandMontemarano. Refines in French oak barriques for one year.
A Taurasi of great freshness and lively character, an excellent synthesis of freshness, sapidity and persistence.
Taurasi Riserva Radici 2016 – Mastroberardino
The aromatic framework spreads magnetic outlining itself between nuances of currant, violet and plum flanked by light woody tones, cocoa powder, graphite and sweet tobacco.
On the palate, it is broad, elegantly powerful, and smooth. Obtained from the highest area of the Montemarano vineyard with an altitude of about 550 m a.s.l. Refines 30 months in barriques and large oak barrels
The historic Taurasi cellar is confirmed among the excellences with a new vintage that skilfully combines structure, aromatic finesse, and drinkability. Deservedly among the best.
Taurasi Riserva ‘Piano di Montevergine’ 2016 – Feudi di San Gregorio
The aromatic spectrum is interesting, between black cherry, plum, tobacco and notes of cocoa powder and roasting.
Scattered and velvety tannins assisted by an interesting minerality. Refines 18-24 months in French oak barriques and 50 hl medium toasted barrels, 24 months in bottle
Fedi di San Gregorio offers one of the best Taurasi: great elegance, fragrance, a riot of fruit and an exciting sip. Excellent value for money.
Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce 2016 – Salvatore Molettieri
It opens with a broad and delicate olfactory bouquet: cherries in spirit and blackberry jam, carob, licorice root, and goudron stand out.
On the palate it is warm, voluminous and with a very high phenolic concentration and extraordinary persistence. Obtained from vineyards at an altitude of 550 meters in the Montemarano area. Aged for about 48 months in barriques and large oak barrels.
Fully among the best Taurasifor its artisanal, classic and uncompromising character.
Taurasi Riserva Perillo 2011 – Michele Perillo
A riot of cherries, blackberries in a jam, blueberries and macerated flowers fade into layered notes of undergrowth, cocoa beans, cardamom, and graphite.
The sip is warm and densely envelops the palate, supported by powerful and compact tannins which are counterbalanced by a pleasant granular sapidity that gives breadth and structure to the palate. Deep, fruity, and very long finish.
Michele Perillo is an undisputed point of reference for viticulture in Campania, capable of masterfully reconciling territoriality, tradition, and evolution.
Deservedly among the best Taurasi wines for depth and persistence.
MIGLIORI VINI BIANCHI CAMPANI (2023)
Furore ‘Fiorduva’ 2021 – Marisa Cuomo
Characteristics: Brushstrokes of broom, orange blossom flowers, passion fruit, and candied apricot blend harmoniously with fresh notes of Mediterranean scrub, cedar, and dried green tea. In the mouth, it is very soft, with an excellent structure, with a full and round sip with a salty finish with continuous returns of candied fruit.
Icon of the Amalfi Coast and of Campania as a whole, Fiorduva is one of those rare and unforgettable wines, produced with top-quality native grapes. Fully entitled among the best Campania wines for the ability to reconcile structure, identity, and elegance.
Grapes: Fenile 30%, Ginestra 30%, Ripoli 40%
Vigna Laure 2021 – Cantine di Marzo
The nose opens wide on floral notes of orange blossom, broom and acacia, to turn towards fresh fruity successions of yellow pulp fruit. On the palate, it presses with a pleasant acidity that gives a pleasant freshness enhanced by soft enveloping and iodized sensations and flint minerals, which give great volume and structure in the mouth.
Slightly almond finish, intense, harmonious, with long persistence and balance.
A Greco di Tufo that fascinates with its multifaceted aromas and sensational mineral presence on the palate. Fully among the best Campania wines for value for money and versatility in food pairing. The collaboration with the oenologist Vincenzo Mercurio is confirmed as a great certainty.
Grapes: Greco 100%
Greco di Tufo Goleto 2019 – Tenute Capaldo
Characteristics: Stratified aromatic profile: initially on floral notes of orange blossom, flanked by registers of mango, embellished with more enigmatic hints of saffron, stamps of sage and a finish that is divided between hydrocarbons and viennoiserie. Palate characterized by an acidity of a pressing backbone and a finish of imperishable persistence with echoes in which the fruit echoes as the protagonist.
From one of the most iconic Campanian cellars, a Greco di Tufo of unusual expressiveness that bets on the extraordinary evolutionary potential of the varietal. Fully among the best Campania wines for organoleptic complexity.
Grapes: Greco 100%
Vigna Isca 2021 Riserva – Caggiano
Smell initially played on citrus notes which are accompanied by registers of medicinal herbs, hydrocarbons and light well integrated woody notes.
Palate characterized by great sapidity and an acidity of a pressing backbone that gives marked freshness and a finish of imperishable persistence with echoes in which the fruit echoes as the protagonist.
One of the best Fianos for whimsical elegance. The note alternating iodized sapidity and juiciness of the fruit creates an exciting dialectic. Excellent value for money.
Vigna Cicogna 2022 – Benito Ferrata
The aromatic picture is interesting, outlining stamps of crunchy peach, lemon zest and wild mint, which are accompanied by delicate sensations of saltiness.
The sip is intense and well structured: it envelops pressingly, with a marked acidity and a well-drawn lively iodine vein.
One of the best interpretations of Greco di Tufo for taste-olfactory complexity. Great intelligibility of the fruit tempered by a very fresh acid blade that makes every sip rich and tonic.
Giallo d’Arles 2022 – Quintodecimo
Fragrant notes of orange peel and crunchy peach mix with acacia honey and incipient notes of Dijon mustard and saltiness.
On the palate it is well balanced between the savory and glyceric components and an intriguing acid backbone that gives length and freshness, blending into a finish of considerable persistence in which the fruit is the protagonist.
Virtuous interpretation of Greco di Tufo characterized by great acidity and varietal sharpness.
Miniere 2021 – Cantine dell’Angelo
Peach in syrup and orange blossom flowers mix with sulphurous stamps and bitter almonds.
On the palate it is rich, fresh and sapid, supported by a light tannic and material note that gives length and complexity.
The Greco di Tufo by Cantine dell’Angelo is a virtuous and sincere interpretation of Greco: on the palate it has an acidity that creates synergy with the savory and mineral dimension. Definitely among the best wines from Campania for their artisanal and authentic character.
Fiano di Avellino ‘Pietramara – Etichetta Bianca’ 2019 – I Favati
Notes of bergamot, pink grapefruit, and yellow peach stand out on the nose, enriched by very delicate hints of hay and flint. On the palate, it is juicy, with a powerful backbone acidity that draws the sip towards a saline finish with slightly almondy returns. Excellent persistence.
An overwhelming white envelops the drink in a kaleidoscope of juicy and saline sensations. To be counted among the best Italian whites for the enhancement of the Fiano vine, explosive and highly recognizable.
Grapes: Fiano 100%
Piano di Sisto Fiano 2022 – San Salvatore
The Pian di Sisto di San Salvatore wine opens on notes of hawthorn and crunchy white-fleshed fruit, to continue towards decisive stamps of acacia honey and salty sensations.
The sip is soft, with a lively and well-drawn acid line.
A wine of great acidity and aromatic expressiveness and with great versatility in food pairing.
Fully among the best Campania wines for its fragrant and vertical character.
Fiano di Avellino ‘Radici’ 2022 – Mastroberardino
On the nose emerge decisive brushstrokes of broom, candied lime peel and thyme on a background of pink pepper.
The sip is soft and reveals body, freshness and flavor. Closure of great length on citrus and spicy echoes.
Fiano di Avellino Radici is obtained through the reduction technique to authentically enhance the varietal and territorial imprint of the wine. A Fiano of unusual olfactory clarity and acidity. Deservedly among the best expressions of white wines from Campania.
Fiano di Avellino ‘Bosco Satrano’ 2019 – Villa Raiano
It opens on citrus and mineral notes, on which lemon peel, yellow grapefruit, pear, flint and graphite stand out. On the palate it is very fresh, made snappy by an acidic vein with brackish hints. Great retro-olfactory persistence.
Rich in aromas and presence on the palate. A fully-fledged Fiano di Avellino among the best Campanian wines for the intriguing note of alternating iodized sapidity and acidity, which creates an intriguing and engaging dialectic.
Grapes: Fiano 100%
Bianco Pompeii 2021 – Bosco Dei Medici
The white wine of di Pompeii from Bosco dei Medici opens with notes of hawthorn and crunchy white-fleshed fruit, to continue towards decisive stamps of acacia honey and salty sensations.
The sip is soft, with a lively and well-drawn acid line. The vineyards are cultivated at an altitude between 250 and 350 meters above sea level, with sunny south-west exposure and on soils mainly composed of volcanic sand.
A wine of great aromatic expressiveness and great versatility in food pairing.
Grape variety: Caprettone 100%
Janare Anima Lavica 2022 – La Guardiense
The wine opens on a large bouquet that ranges from yellow pulp fruit and orange blossom flowers embellished with notes of wild fennel and acacia honey.
On the palate it is voluminous and sapid, with a finish of excellent cleanliness and persistence in which the floral and fruity notes echo.
The Janare of La Guardiense is a fragrant and immediate wine that enhances the varietal character of Falanghina in an elegant key. Excellent value for money.
Fiano di Avellino Ciro 906 – Ciro Picariello
The aromatic framework is intense, multifaceted and fresh with successions of chamomile and elderflower that veer towards brackish stamps.
On the palate it is voluminous and supported by a great acid backbone.
A wine of excellent freshness, precision and olfactory clarity. Deservedly among the best Fianos for drinkability and gastronomic potential.
Don Chiosciotte 2019 – Zampaglione
Fresh and fragrant olfactory range, with citric notes that blend with orange blossom, candied apricot, Dijon mustard and lambic beer. In the mouth it is extraordinarily voluminous with a persistent, savory and fresh finish that confirms the sense of smell.
A wine of great character obtained from macerated Fiano.
Fully among the bestCampania wines for its unique and original character. Surprising the ability to be fragrant without oxidative notes typical of the macerated style.
WINES OF CAMPANIA
What are the best wines from Campania? Among the best wines from Campania we can mention important wines such as Taurasi DOCG, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Aglianico del Taburno DOCG and many others.
Let’s briefly discover some of the characteristics of some of the vines from which the best Campania wines are made.
Aglianico is certainly among the best wines from Campania. It is a red grape varietythat gives life to numerous denominations of wines from Campania such as Taurasi DOCG, Aglianico del Taburno DOCG, Cilento Aglianico DOC and many others. Aglianico gives life to particularlytannic, fruity,spicyandfull-bodied wines, particularly suitable for ageing.
Certainly among thebest wines from Campaniathere istheFiano, awhitewine made from the homonymous vine, which finds its maximum expression in Irpinia, where it gives life to the Fiano di Avellino DOCG. Furthermore, it is also used in many other denominations such as Sannio DOC, Cilento DOC and Salento DOC.
Fiano gives life to white wines with excellent acidity and structure, ideal for daily consumption, but also to some of the mostelegant,complex wines with great aging potential among thebest Italian white wines.
Surely among thebest wines from Campaniathere is theGreco, awhitewine made from the vine of the same name, which finds its maximum expression in Irpinia, where it gives life to Greco di Tufo DOCG, and in other denominations such as Sannio DOC, Cilento DOC and Vesuvio DOC.
TheGrecoproduces white wines with great body, acidity and sapidity, and is used to make wines suitable fordaily consumption, but also wines that represent qualitative peaks of great interest.
Undoubtedly among the best wines from Campania there is the Campani: a white grape variety, which finds its maximum expression in the Benevento area, where it makes up the Falanghina del Sannio DOC wine, but is also used for other Campanian wines such as Falanghina del Taburno DOC, Campi Flegrei DOC, Galluccio DOC. Falanghina gives life to wines with floral and aromatic herb aromas, very versatile in terms of food pairing and appreciated in daily consumption, but also wines of great character.
What are the best wines from Campania?
What is the best wine in Campania? Choosing is a difficult undertaking, which in any case is inevitably subject to the limits of a subjective opinion, which as such, by definition, is deficient and arbitrary.
We have simply compiled our own list of favorite interpretations according to our evaluations. However, it remains essential to underline that wine is not born to be prestigious, exhibited or flaunted.
But to get excited and be shared in a genuine way with the people we love, bonding to contingent situations and unrepeatable and intimate moments of our lives.
Therefore, we invite you to visit wineries and get to know the producers who produce wines in their uniqueness, so that you can independently discover and choose the wine that canbe counted among your personal favorite wines for you. If you have had the patience to read up to here, I thank you for your attention, but now is the time to fill the glasses and sever the distant hopes, and therefore:
Cheers, Salute, Santé
Jean Marco Palmieri