Campania’s Aglianico del Taburno DOC in the province of Benevento, is an excellent source of Aglianico – and at very attractive prices. The region, north of Naples at an elevation of 1,000 feet, has a long growing season, hot days and moderately cool nights. Volcanic soil supports the vines. The Aglianico from this area is fruit-driven, approachable, and ready to drink in the shorter term. Cantina del Taburno is the leading producer in the zone, with two excellent-value Aglianicos: the “Fidelis” and the old-vines all-barrique aged “Delius”. Since 1999, winemaking at this site has been the responsibility of Professor Luigi Moio of the University of Naples, who previously oversaw production at Feudi di San Gregorio.
Cantina del Taburno offers technical assistance to the 300 viticulturists associated with the Agricultural Union of the Province of Benevento. In addition to this service, Cantina del Taburno encourages and assists local producers to work with indigenous varietals of fruit. Cantina del Taburno is strictly controlled by the public bodies of the Campania Region. Furthermore, Cantina del Taburno is associated with the University of Portici (Naples) and has an on site analysis laboratory and a laboratory for micro-vinification. Many students use the facility to do research, write their theses and work on-site.