Irpinia has been producing wines since the time of the Greeks and Romans; it is a a hilly-mountainous area in southern Italy, located in the central-eastern area of Campania, that matches with good approximation of the area of the present province of Avellino. The region looks like a very irregular plateau, with valleys and mountain ranges, where several rivers and streams flow.
Terredora winery is located between the Irpinia hills, surrounding the Sabato and Calore Valleys, in Serra di Montefusco, in the province of Avellino; with its vineyards of aproximately 200 hectares it can be considered one of the largest viticultural entities of southern Italy. Since 1978, Terredora has chosen a path to give new glory to viticulture in Campania, combining tradition and innovation to the rediscovery and millenary native grape varieties.
The region is characterised by a continental climate, with little rainfall distributed throughout the year, and a great diurnal range. The company’s vineyards are located on steep slopes with clay-limestone soils of volcanic origin; their aspect is excellent, especially the Tenuta di Lapio, which is the vineyard where the grapes for both Fiano di Avellino and Taurasi (CampoRe Riserva 2009 Terredora, Taurasi that excites) are cultivated. The Fiano grapes, grown in selected plots, are the ones used for making the CampoRe “Riserva”.
CampoRe is made from Fiano grapes produced in the Campore vineyard, located in the countryside of Lapio. Generous, full, pleasant flavors and minerality characterises the style of this Fiano di Avellino, a white wine that does not fear the passage of time, and that undergoes a traditional long maturation. The grapes are selected and harvested late at the end of October. The fermentation takes place in barriques and then the wine spends time “sur lie” for at least 6 months. The bottle maturation lasts for at least 24 months before being released.
Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. – CampoRe – Riserva 2017
- Look: medium lemon.
- Smell: pronounced aromas of flower (acacia, lime tree and hawthorn), fruit (lime, grapefruit, pear and apricot) with hints of vanilla and on the finish, pastry.
- Taste: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol, medium (+) body, pronounced flavour intensity. Medium finish.
- Pairing: grilled prawns on courgette cream.
Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. – CampoRe – 2012
- Look: medium gold.
- Smell: pronounced aromas of flower (lime tree and hawthorn), fruit (apple, pear, peach, nectarine and apricot). On the finish, almond, hazelnut and pastry, followed by chalky hints.
- Taste: dry medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol, medium (+) body. Pronounced flavour intensity. Long finish.
- Pairing: linguine with lobster.
Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. – CampoRe – 2009
- Look: medium gold.
- Smell: pronounced aromas of flower (lime tree and hawthorn), fruit (apple, pear, peach, nectarine and apricot), and dried herbs. On the finish, almond, hazelnut pastry and ginger.
- Taste: dry medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol, medium (+) body. Pronounced flavour intensity. Long finish. It is still in its youth.
- Pairing: Spaghettoni from Gragnano with anchovy sauce from Cetara.