Campagnia whites -- yum
These are my new favorite summer wines...full of hazelnut, pinenut, resiny, orange, grapefruity glory...
In addition to various Greco di Tufo's and Fiano, i particularly love:
Casa D'Ambra, Ischia Bianco...from an island off the coast of Naples...absurdly yummy value for 13 bucks...
Anyone share my taste for these Campagnia whites and/or has suggestions for similarly yummy stuff from adjoining regions? (i am a novice when it comes to Italian varietals)...
The Falanghina grape makes some lovely wines. Complex, nuanced and structured, with a citrusy finish.
White Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, usually dominated by Coda di Volpe, can be delicious.
Mastroberardino's is great.
See http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/382243 for some tasting notes. I still dream about that 2004 Camapanaro.
You've identified a general taste running through a number of central/sourhern Italian whites. Here are some to try: Ciro Bianco form Calabria (Librandi), made from greco;
Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi/di Matelica (a number of good versions here); Sicilian whites from the Inzolia grape (Cusumano, for one, Regaleali bianco); Mantonico [varietal] from Calabria; Greco from Calabria form Lento or Statti; a good Vermentino di Gallura or di Sardegna from Sardinia. From farther north, try a Pigato from Liguria (Bardellini). There's also, from Campania, varietal Coda di Volpe from Cantina del Taburno. Tutti da bere.....