Despite Campania’s southern latitude it is home to some of Italy’s most enduring whites. With 2,000 years to adapt to both soil and climate, grapes such as Fiano and Greco mature gracefully well into October and yet seldom achieve more than 12.5% alcohol.
Instead, they cling tenaciously to the acidity whilst gently gaining complexity; it’s a winning combination and Campanian whites offer both exceptional value and genuine intrigue. Aglianico, Campania’s only red of note, combines the structure of Nebbiolo with the floral delicacy of Mourvedre and ages for decades. And all this for pocket money.