The Italian Region with the capital Campobasso lies in the middle of the boot on the Adriatic Sea and is in the north of Abruzzo and in the south of Apulia limited. It is divided into the two provinces of Campobasso and Isernia. The name Molise goes back to a noble family in the Middle Ages. In the hills of the Sannio Mountains viticulture is practiced up to 600 meters above sea level. The mostly small vineyards of 905 less than half a hectare are severely fragmented. The vineyards cover almost 6,000 hectares of vineyards.
The main red wine varieties are Aglianico. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Montepulciano, Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) Sangiovese and Tintilia del Molise, The main types of white wine are Chardonnay. Bombino Bianco. Falanghina. Fiano, Greco Bianco. Malvasia (?), Moscato Bianco = Muscat Blanc, Pinot Bianco = Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio = Pinot gris, Riesling Renano ( Riesling ), Sauvignon = Sauvignon Blanc. Trebbiano d'Abruzzo and Trebbiano Toscano, The climate is temperate. The production is mainly from Winzergenossenschaften denied. Well-known producers are cipressi and Di Majo Norante. There are two IGT areas (or IGP - country wine), that is Osco or Terre degli Osci and Rota. The four DOC areas are: