about this subregion

Nestled within the verdant landscapes of southern Italy's Campania region, Irpinia DOC stands as a testament to the harmonious balance between nature and viticulture. Its unique environment is characterized by rolling hills, fertile valleys, and a moderate climate influenced by both the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Apennine Mountains. This milieu provides an impeccable backdrop for the growth and maturation of some of Italy's most iconic grape varieties.

At the heart of Irpinia's red wines are the illustrious Aglianico, robust Piedirosso, and fragrant Sciascinoso grapes. Aglianico, in particular, is revered for its deep hues and complex profiles, often revealing notes of dark berries, spices, and leather. Piedirosso and Sciascinoso add layers of fruity vibrancy and soft tannins, painting a multifaceted picture of Irpinia's terroir.

Equally captivating are the white grape varieties of Irpinia. Coda di Volpe, with its delicate floral aromas, stands in elegant contrast to the richer, fuller-bodied Falanghina. The sophistication of Fiano, displaying hints of honey and nuts, and the crisp, mineral undertones of Greco, further amplify the diversity of Irpinia’s offerings.

In every bottle from the Irpinia DOC, one can taste the essence of its environment—a place where tradition meets innovation, and where nature generously bestows its bounty upon each vine and grape cluster.


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Discover Terroir

The Irpinia DOC is located in the Campania wine region, and covers the territory northeast of Avellino in the lower Apennines. Irpinia is encircled by some of the most distinguished DOCGs in the area, each contributing to the region's esteemed viticulture. To its core lies Taurasi DOCG, revered for its robust, Aglianico-based red wines known for their aging potential and depth. Nearby, Fiano di Avellino DOCG offers a contrast with its delicate yet complex white wines, crafted from the Fiano grape, celebrated for their aromatic finesse and minerality. Additionally, Greco di Tufo DOCG enriches the region's palette with its exquisite white wines made from the Greco grape.

The climate of this region is markedly continental. This means that there are significant temperature drops between day and night. Winters tend to be snowy, and the vineyards are at greater risk of being affected by spring frosts.

The vineyards of Irpinia are located mainly on high slopes, on volcanic and limestone/clay soils.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Aglianico, Piedirosso, Sciascinoso

Most Planted White Grape Varieties:  Coda di Volpe, Falanghina, Fiano, Greco

In the heart of Irpinia DOC, a symphony of wines awaits, each a tribute to the region's rich heritage and diverse terroir.

The Bianco wine, a true embodiment of elegance, harmonizes a minimum of 50% Fiano and/or Greco with other authorized nonaromatic white grapes. Its nuanced flavors dance on the palate, reflecting the sun-soaked slopes and skilled craftsmanship.

Meanwhile, the Rosato captures the vibrant spirit of Irpinia with a minimum of 50% Aglianico, complemented by other authorized nonaromatic red grapes. Its alluring hue hints at the romance of the vineyards, while its crisp character beckons with every sip.

Embrace the intensity of the Rosso, where a minimum of 50% Aglianico takes center stage, accompanied by other authorized nonaromatic red grapes. This red masterpiece mirrors the rugged landscape and embodies the region's unwavering spirit.

Elevate your experience with the Bianco Spumante, a sparkling gem that marries a minimum of 50% Fiano and/or Greco with other authorized nonaromatic white grapes. Its effervescence captures moments of celebration, sparkling like the sunlit valleys.

Indulge in the Falanghina Passito, a nectar of distinction crafted with a minimum of 85% Falanghina, woven together with other authorized nonaromatic white grapes. This sweet elixir is a testament to patience and passion, offering a glimpse into Irpinia's soul.

In each bottle of Irpinia DOC wine, you'll uncover a chapter of history, a journey through the land's essence. Whether you're drawn to the finesse of Bianco, the allure of Rosato, the intensity of Rosso, the celebration of Bianco Spumante, or the opulence of Falanghina Passito, these wines embody Irpinia's diverse tapestry, inviting you to savor the stories woven into every drop.