“The red wines from this region are primarily based on the grape which in it’s most heroic form “Taurasi”, has been widely referred to as “Barolo’s Big Brother” or “The Barolo of the South”. These deep, rich, tannic wines are generally oak aged for more than 2 years, and in my opinion warrant the exciting reputation as some of the best red wines in the world.
This volcanic, high altitude region also produces some wonderful “autochthonous” white wines. They are generally unoaked, focused, mineral driven and full bodied made from 3 principle varieties: Greco, Fiano and Falanghina. Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and Falanghina del Sannio were the best regional examples, and showed the most exciting wines in each category.”