Donnachiara Taurasi Riserva 2012 – wonderful! (Photo ©Tom Hyland) It’s always a pleasure to taste Campanian wines, as I believe this is one of the three or four best wine regions in Italy, and it may just be the most underrated. Maybe it has something to do with this being the south of Italy, which is … Continue reading New from Campania
The 2015 Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo is outstanding and one of their finest releases to date. Loving Italian white wines the way I do, I always look forward to springtime, when I can taste the new vintage wines that are just being released. I am extra excited when these whites I … Continue reading 2015 Campania Whites – Outstanding!
It’s no secret when it comes to Italian wines that the finest examples are made from indigenous varieties by individuals that have been working with vineyards in their homelands for decades, perhaps even longer. It’s what the Italians call anima or soul, and it’s what makes these wines so authentic, so exciting and so distinctive. I … Continue reading One White, One Red, Two Terroirs. All Italian Identity.
Cork of Villa Raiano, one of Campania’s finest wine estates (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I love the white wines of Campania, so it was a great pleasure to be invited to Bianchirpinia 2012, which was held in Avellino recently. This event, centered around anteprima tastings of the new releases of the 2011 vintage of Greco di Tufo and Fiano … Continue reading Campania’s Vibrant Whites
Marisa Cuomo and her husband/winemaker Andrea Ferraioli (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Without further ado, here is a partial list of my choices as the best Italian whites wines of the year. A full list (along with the best reds of the year and a list of the best producers) can be found in the next issue … Continue reading Best Wines of the Year – Italian Whites
Greco Vineyard at Montefusco (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I have just returned from Campania where I toured vineyards in the Avellino province, home to two DOCG whites, Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino. The province is more commonly referred to by vintners and wine writers as Irpinia, its ancient name. While Irpinia is also home … Continue reading Deconstructing Greco and Fiano
Greco vineyards near Monte Vergine (Photo ©Tom Hyland) In a few weeks, I’ll be at VinItaly, the huge wine fair held in Verona over a period of five days. Besides being able to taste wines from all over Italy, a major benefit of this event is to sample brand new releases, from be it … Continue reading 2008 Campania Whites