Nestled in the captivating landscapes of Southern Italy, the Penisola Sorrentina DOC is an emblematic wine region that encapsulates the true essence of its Mediterranean environment. Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, the region's climate is blessed with mild winters and warm, sun-kissed summers, punctuated by sea breezes. This unique maritime influence, combined with the area's volcanic soils, bestows a distinctive minerality and freshness upon the wines.
Among the vineyards that undulate across its terrains, certain grape varieties have emerged as particular favorites. When it comes to reds, Aglianico stands out, known for its robust structure and deep, berry-rich profiles. It often mingles in blends with Piedirosso, a grape that adds a touch of softness and bright red fruit nuances. Sciascinoso, with its aromatic finesse, further elevates the complexity of these blends.
White wines from the region echo the crispness of coastal air. Biancolella shines with its floral hints and zesty citrus core, often reminiscent of the region's fragrant lemon groves. Falanghina, a grape with ancient roots, brings forth wines with tantalizing notes of apple, pear, and hints of almond. Greco completes the trifecta, offering wines with a harmonious blend of fruitiness and minerality, capturing the spirit of the land.
Together, these grape varieties, cultivated in the embrace of the Penisola Sorrentina's environment, produce wines that are not only a delight to the palate but also a testament to the region's rich viticultural heritage.
The Penisola Sorrentina DOC is located in the Campania wine region, and includes all wines produced on the Sorrentine Peninsula.
The Sorrentine Peninsula has a temperate climate with a maritime influence, which makes it ideal for viticulture
The terroir is dominated by valleys and hillsides on which the vineyards are located.
Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Aglianico, Piedirosso, Sciascinoso
Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Biancolella, Falanghina, Greco
In the heart of the enchanting Penisola Sorrentina DOC, two exceptional wines beckon with the essence of sun-kissed vineyards and the bracing sea breeze.
The Bianco, a symphony of coastal elegance, marries the grace of Biancolella, Falanghina, and Greco. With a minimum of 40% Falanghina, it captures the peninsula's soul, while a touch of other authorized white grapes adds complexity and depth to each sip.
Meanwhile, the Rosso exudes the Peninsula's bold character, a dance of Aglianico, Piedirosso, and Sciascinoso. Locally known as Pèr e Palummo and Olivella, their partnership weaves a tapestry of flavors. A minimum of 40% Piedirosso grounds the blend, while other authorized red grapes enrich the wine with layers of intrigue.
Both wines, a tribute to tradition and innovation, encapsulate the essence of the Peninsula's terroir. The Bianco is a symphony of coastal breezes, and the Rosso a harmonious dance of local grapes—a true reflection of the Peninsula's diverse landscapes. In each glass, the Peninsula's spirit comes alive, inviting you to savor the unique flavors that only the Penisola Sorrentina DOC can offer