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CAMPANIAN WHITES and Aglianico of Basilicata--seeking advice for upcoming travel

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CAMPANIAN WHITES and Aglianico of Basilicata--seeking advice for upcoming travel

erica | Sep 10, 2011 03:04 PM

I will be traveling near the coastlines of these regions soon and would like to delve into the wines more deeply than on previous trips, when I usually ordered the house white. I know very little about the wines of these areas, although I have recently enjoyed very much the Feudi San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino.

Wine lists in coastal Campania seems to tilt towards greco, fiano, and falanghina. What are the differences between these three grapes and what are the best pairings for meals that will be heavy on fish, shellfish, and vegetables? Which producers should I look for?

What about the wines of Furore, Tramonti and Ravello? Anything I should keep in mind in the Amalfi/Sorrento region?

I will be in Basilicata briefly and hope to sample aglianicos, which I have also liked in the past. Any producers I should keep an eye out for?

Please keep recommendations for both reds and whites in the moderate price ranges. Passito, or dessert wines are also of interest.

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