Rocca del Principe
The sunny region of Campania is famous throughout the world for the archaeological and natural beauty of places such as Naples, Amalfi coast, Pompei and Vesuvius and its sensational food and wine.
Winemaking has been taking place in Campania since the 13th century BC. Indeed, the ancient Greeks and Romans commonly cultivated the region’s characteristic grape varietals.
One of Campania’s most famous red varietals is Aglianco with its intense, complex and well rounded, spicy and fruity notes which ages extremely well. Another grape called Piedirosso, is a little less complex than Aglianico but blended together create the distinctive Lacryma Cristi wine.
Campania produces wonderful white varietals; the most important are Fiano, Falanghina, Greco and Coda di Volpe. They are fresh, crisp and with slight mineral notes and are more accentuated if the grapes grow in a volcanic area where the soils are very rich. These whites can be cellared for considerably longer periods compared to most other white wines.