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Southern Italy and Islands regions:

Molise
Apulia
Campania
Basilicata
Calabria

Sicily
Sardinia

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Campania's primary white grape varieties:

Falanghina
Fiano
Trebbiano
Malvasia
Greco

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Campania's primary red grape varieties:

Aglianico
Sangiovese
Primitivo
Aleatico

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Campania's important appellations:

Fiano di' Avellino DOCG
Greco di Tufo DOCG
Taurasi DOCG (Aglianico)
Aglianico del Taburno DOCG

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Apulia's facts...

One of Italy's largest producing regions
Over 250 miles of coastline
Flat region of fertile plains

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Apulia's primary red grape varieties:

Montepulciano
Negro Amaro
Primitivo
Malvasia Nera

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Apulia's important appellations:

DOCG Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva
Brindisi
Salice Salentino
San Severo
Manduria

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Sicily's facts...

Mediterranean climate with maritime and mountain influences
Vino da Tavola accounts for over 70% of all wine-IGT 27%-DOCG/DOC 3%
Moving to high quality wines
Annual production over 15 million cases

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Sicily's primary white grape varieties (Indigenous predominate):

Grillo
Grecanico
Carricante
Catarratto
Inzolia

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Sicily's primary red grape varieties (Indigenous predominate):

Nero d'Avola
Nerello Mascalese

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Sicily's important appellations:

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG: from vineyards in the southwest; blend of Nero d'Avola (70%) and Frapatto (30%)

Marsala DOC: fortified wine in both dry and sweet styles that dates back to the 17th century; made from a blend of grapes including Catarratto, Inzolia, Grillo and more

Etna DOC: full bodied reds from vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Etna; red grapes: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Capuccio; white grapes: Caricante (clone of Garganega)

Moscato di Noto DOC

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Sardinia's primary grape varieties:

White:
Vernaccia
Vermentino
Nuragus

Red:
Cannonau
Carignano

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Sardinia's important appellations:

Vermentino di Gallura DOCG
Vernaccia di Oristano
Cannonau di Sardegna
Carignano di Sulcis

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Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG:

From vineyards in the southwest; blend of Nero d'Avola (70%) and Frappatto (30%)

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Marsala DOC:

Fortified wine in both dry and sweet styles that dates back to the 17th century; made from a blend grapes including Catarratto, Inzolia, Grillo and more

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Etna DOC:

Full-bodied reds from vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Etna.
Red grapes: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Capuccio
White grapes: Caricante (clone of Garganega)