Campania was established as a wine IGP in 2004 and successfully produces a range of red, white, rose and sparkling wines. We have partnered with Cantine De Palma to bring you a range of wines from the region. This winery is influenced by the ancient history that is deeply rooted in Campania, with a history rooted in the 1940's when the family began to take advantage of the rich volcanic soils in the area. Handed down through the family ever since, the winery has expended the reach of its products across Europe and more recently the UK.
Highlighting the flagship Italian grape Aglianico known to have produced exquisite wines in the Falernian period, it is now the top red grape used in the region of Campania where volcanic soils show layers of limestone, sand and clay. Known for wines with powerful tannins and acidity that are excellent for long ageing, it gains its height in the small area of Taurasi for its richness and depth.
Their youngest Aglianico (12% £) has spent minimal time ageing to produce a silky smooth and genuine taste. Juicy black fruit flavours and bold aromas of toffee, balsamic and violets combine with hints of cinnamon and vanilla to help create a perfectly balanced and harmonious wine.
The Rosso D'Albus (14% £) is a premium wine using grapes obtained from a single vineyard in an area called Candriano in Taurasi. The grapes grown in these Red Albus fields are 100% organic, creating a beautiful, bold and structured wine bursting with flavours of cocoa, spiced plum, vanilla and cherries.
De Palma's Greco (12.5% £) uses a grape known as the white jewel of Campania, dating back 2000 years ago when the ancient Greeks colonised southern Italy and planted vines. The volcanic soils creates a wine with mineral complexity, intense aromas, fruity flavours and acidic backbone. Hints of pear, white peach and citrus combine with a crisp mouthfeel, lengthy freshness and a tight, silky finish.
Another Falernian era grape, Falanghina, creates signature Campania white wines showing zest, peach fruit, minerals, and almond notes. Falanghina Beneventano (12.5% £) typifies this character. Light-medium bodied with with lemon, peach, citrus blossom, honey and almonds, it is a great match with scallops, prawns, or clams and seasonings of lemon, garlic, and parsley.
Deeply rooted in Campania’s history and culture, the Fiano grape is believed to be the grape used in the production of the Ancient Roman Apianum wine. It thrives in the mineral rich, volcanic soils and is at its best drunk in its youth. De Palma Fiano (12.5% £) is a lusciously textured wine with floral and honeyed notes, hints of nuts and tropical fruit flavours. Excellent with fish and salsa-type sauces, baked chicken, pesto pastas and falafels or bhajis.
Coda di Volpe was often used for blends, but has been revived as a quality varietal, typically producing golden yellow wines with intensely fruity aromatic profiles. Coda di Volpe (12% £) shows citrus and tropical fruit balancing with sweet spice. A great wine to pair with shellfish, garlic, south asian spices and pepper.
ROSE & SPARKLING WINES
Their medium bodied Rosato (12.5% £) is a blend of grapes including Anglianico. Deep pink in appearance with aromas of raspberries, spring flowers and cherries following into a fresh and fulfilling taste. Excellent with white meat, pasta, white fish, Manchego and Parmesan cheese.
Riviera Dolce Spumante (12% £) is a semi-sweet sparkling wine made with the Charmat Method for a fresh and crisp taste. Hints of pineapple, citrus, green apple and honeysuckle combine and burst through the soft, smooth fizz for a lively palate.