Nestled within the Campania region of southern Italy, the Sannio DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) stands as a testament to the rich wine heritage that Italy boasts. The environment here is characterized by a unique interplay of temperate climates, undulating landscapes, and fertile soils, which together weave the ideal tapestry for viticulture. The vineyards, caressed by Mediterranean breezes and bathed in abundant sunlight, produce some of Italy’s most aromatic and intense wines.
The red grape varieties cultivated in this region are noteworthy for their robust flavors and aging potential. Aglianico, the leading variety, is often cited for its full-bodied and tannic wines, while Barbera is lauded for its juicy and cherry-inflected notes. Piedirosso, Sangiovese, and Sciascinoso further round out the region's reds, each contributing unique characteristics, from spicy undertones to soft fruitiness.
Equally captivating are the white grape varieties that call Sannio DOC home. Coda di Volpe, with its gentle citrus notes, and Falanghina, known for its floral and crisp profile, are often crowd favorites. Fiano and Greco both offer a mineral-rich palate with hints of herbs and nuts. Malvasia, Moscato, and Trebbiano give wine enthusiasts a range of flavors, from honeyed aromatics to light and zesty tones.
In sum, Sannio DOC is not just a geographical indication; it's a symphony of flavors and a celebration of Italy's unparalleled wine culture.
The Sannio DOC, located in the Campania wine region, covers the hilly area known as Sannio, north of Nápoles. Sannio straddles the provinces of Benevento and Avellino.
The climate of the region is warm and temperate. Rainfall tends to be more concentrated in winter than in summer, registering around 777 mm per year.
This DOC shares an area with Falanghina del Sannio, and like that DOC the vineyards must be located on the hillsides. The main difference between the two DOCs is that while Falanghina del Sannio wines must be made primarily from the Falanghina grape, Sannio wines can be made from a wider range of red and white varieties.
Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Aglianico, Barbera, Piedirosso, Sangiovese, Sciascinoso
Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Coda di Volpe, Falanghina, Fiano, Greco, Malvasia, Moscato, Trebbiano
In the heart of the Sannio DOC, a quartet of wines invites you to uncover the essence of this enchanting region.
The Bianco wine, a harmonious blend of Malvasia Bianca di Candia and/or Trebbiano Toscano, elegantly intertwines with other authorized nonaromatic white grapes. It is a symphony of delicate flavors that dance on the palate, capturing the very spirit of Sannio.
Rosso, a masterpiece of Sangiovese, showcases the region's soul with a minimum of 50% Sangiovese. Enriched by other authorized nonaromatic red grapes, it embodies the land's character in every sip.
For those seeking the allure of rosé, the Rosato wine is a testament to Sangiovese's versatility. Blended with other authorized red grapes, it creates a sensory experience that captures the vibrant essence of Sannio.
The Spumante, a sparkling jewel, marries a minimum of 70% Aglianico and/or Falanghina with other authorized grapes. With effervescence that mirrors the region's vitality, it invites you to celebrate life's moments in style.
In each bottle of Sannio DOC wine, you'll find a piece of the region's heart—a tribute to tradition, terroir, and the dedicated hands that cultivate the vineyards. Whether it's the elegance of Bianco, the depth of Rosso, the charm of Rosato, or the joy of Spumante, these wines embody the very essence of Sannio, a region where nature and passion converge.