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Campagnia whites -- yum

Simon Jul 13, 2009 08:12 PM

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)...

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  1. carswell RE: Simon Jul 13, 2009 08:34 PM

    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.

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      bob96 RE: Simon Jul 14, 2009 12:04 AM

      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.....

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        Brad Ballinger RE: Simon Jul 14, 2009 07:34 AM

        My favorites are Romana Clelia "Colli di Lapio" Fiano di Avellino and Bentio Ferrara Cru Vigna Cicgna Greco di Tufo. I also like Mastroberardino's Falanghina Sannio and Finao di Avellino Radici.

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