Alois Winery: The Path to the Revival of Pallagrello and Casavecchia in Southern Italy

We are at the foot of Caiatini mountains in Upper Caserta, in the Campania region of Italy, close to the extinct Roccamonfina volcano and Volturno river, where nine hectares of land are surrounded by a natural amphitheater of hills. The presence of five volcanoes has restructured the landscape of the region and the prevalence of ignimbrite, a kind of volcanic rock that makes the region … Continue reading Alois Winery: The Path to the Revival of Pallagrello and Casavecchia in Southern Italy

Beviamoci Sud 2022 in Rome: Highlighting the Southern Italian Wine Regions

Beviamoci Sud, which literally means “Let’s Drink South”, has finally opened its doors in Rome again after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic. In the weekend of 14 to 15 May 2022, Riserva Grande Agency organized the fourth edition of the wine event dedicated to the wines of Southern Italy at Hotel Villa Pamphili in collaboration with wine critics Andrea Petrini of Percorsi … Continue reading Beviamoci Sud 2022 in Rome: Highlighting the Southern Italian Wine Regions

Tenuta Scuotto: Putting Irpinia’s Quintessential Characteristics in the Bottle

Oi Ni took me to Tenuta Scuotto a few years ago. It was not like the other Fiano wines I’ve tried. The complexity is impressive and as it ages more, it bears some similarities to Riesling. Its personality starts with the structure and acidity then moves you towards layers of ripe fruits and petroleum aromas. It is that kind of wine that’s waiting to narrate … Continue reading Tenuta Scuotto: Putting Irpinia’s Quintessential Characteristics in the Bottle

Tenuta San Francesco: Centuries-Old Vines Producing Phenomenal Wines in the Amalfi Coast

Have you ever seen the trunk of a centuries-old vine branch? An authentic bole grown in awning that winds for meters and meters twisting on itself, with the joints that they resemble seafaring knots, intrigues of wool skeins, creating grotesque games of lights, shadows and wood. Have you ever walked under the branches of Tintore, humongous pergola-trained vines that create roofs of leaves above your … Continue reading Tenuta San Francesco: Centuries-Old Vines Producing Phenomenal Wines in the Amalfi Coast

Campania Stories 2021: The Most Remarkable Wines in the Tasting

The Campania region has a lot to offer gastronomically, oenologically and historically. Located in the south of Rome on the anterior shin part of the boot-shaped country, it dwells on a patchwork of exceptional variegated environmental factors wherein native grape vines flourish resulting in distinctive first-rate wines. With the components of the volcanic arc in the region namely Mount Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei, and Roccamonfina, it … Continue reading Campania Stories 2021: The Most Remarkable Wines in the Tasting

La Fortezza in Sannio: Wines of Great Character From Campania’s Indigenous Grapes

La Fortezza is a producer of wine located in Torrecuso in Tora in the region of Campania that was established in 2009 by Enzo Rillo. It lies on a land of 60 hectares (40 of which are owned) in the viticultural zone of Sannio in the province of Benevento. It is crossed by the southern Apennine ridge, borders with the metropolitan city of Naples to … Continue reading La Fortezza in Sannio: Wines of Great Character From Campania’s Indigenous Grapes

Southern Italian Wine Winners at the Radici del Sud XVI Edition

Visibility to Southern Italian viticulture and agriculture of olive oils is the focal point of Radici del Sud, an annual exhibition and competition of South Italian wines and olive oils. Born from the idea of Nicola Campanile in 2005 who is an Apulian enogastronomic specialist and sponsored by the Regional Council of Puglia, Radici del Sud has substantially grown in a much wider proportion nationally … Continue reading Southern Italian Wine Winners at the Radici del Sud XVI Edition