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Sannio

DOC area for an extremely extensive range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region Campania, It is named after the historical and geographical region in the southern Apennines, which was inhabited by the Samnite tribe in ancient times. There is also a municipality called San Giorgio del Sannio. From the 2012 vintage onwards, the wines of the four DOC areas Guardia Sanframondi (Guardiolo), Sant'Agata de 'Goti , Solopaca and Taburno that were closed were included. The large zone comprises the entire province of Benevento with around 80 municipalities with the subzones Guardia Sanframondi (Guardiolo), Sant'Agata dei Goti, Solopaca, Solopaca Classico and Taburno. Their names are listed on the bottle label after the DOC name Sannio. There are some differences in the product range for each subzone.

The Bianco is out Trebbiano Toscano and or Malvasia Bianca di Candia (50%), as well as other approved varieties if necessary. Rosso (also known as Novello and Riserva) and Rosato are out Sangiovese (to 50%), as well as possibly other approved varieties blended.

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety. These are Aglianico. Barbera. Coda di Volpe (Bianca). Falanghina. Fiano. Greco, Moscato = Muscat Blanc. Piedirosso and Sciascinoso, There is also an Aglianico-Piedirosso (also called Rosato) from Aglianico and / or Piedirosso. There are also variants of many of these wines Passito. Frizzante and Spumante, If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name. The DOC name newly created in 2011 can be found in around 30 municipalities in the four subzones Falanghina del Sannio be used.

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