TAURASI DOCG is the flagship wine of the Campania region (it was promoted to DOCG status in 1993). It is a red wine only denomination made from Aglianico grapes grown in 17 townships (listed below), one of which is Taurasi, in Avellino province in the Irpinia region of Campania in southern Italy. See also Irpinia Campi Taurasini DOC. 

TOWNSHIPS (17) | Bonito. / Castelfranci. / Castelvetere sul Calore. / Fontanarosa. / Lapio. / Luogosano. / Mirabella Eclano. / Montefalcione. / Montemarano. / Montemiletto. / Paternopoli. / Pietradefusi. / Sant’Angelo all’Esca. / San Mango sul Calore. / Taurasi. / Torre le Nocelle. / Venticano.

TERROIR | ‘Calcareous and volcanic hills,’ (Oz Clarke, 2015, p255).

WINEMAKING | The DOCG stipulates the wines age for three years, one of which must be in wood. Riserva wines age for four years.

WINE STYLE | ‘Best drunk ten years after the harvest,’ (Oz Clarke, 2015, p255).

TAURASI DOCG WINERIES

CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC 

NO CERTIFICATION | Antonio Caggiano. / Cantina Lonardo. / Cavalier Pepe. / Colle di San Domenico. / Contrade di Taurasi. / Donnachiara. / Feudi di San Gregorio. / Lonardo–see Contrade di Taurasi. / Luigi Tecce. / Mastroberardino. / Quintodecimo. / Salvatore Molettieri. / Sabino Loffredo. / Petilia. / San Paolo. / Selvanova. / Struzziero. / Tecce. / Terredora di Paolo. / Terre Colte. / Vesevo. / Villa Raiano. / Vinosia.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p255.