Marisa Cuomo overlooking Amalfi

Marisa Cuomo Winery overlooking Amalfi

We recently returned from our Campania wine tour in Southern Italy with many wonderful visits to wineries and excellent wines. It was a great itinerary with our traditional blend of wine, food and culture.

I asked our participants to attempt a difficult task: pick your top 5 wines from the wineries and wine regions from the trip. If you’ve looked at our itinerary, that’s almost like asking someone to choose which child they prefer.

I’ve compiled the results here which should be your shopping list next time you go to your favorite wineshop.

The Top 5 Wines of the Amalfi Coast / Campania Tour:

#5 wine (actually there was a tie):

Terre de Principe Le Sèrole 2014 and the Terre de Principe Manuela Piancastelli 2012

#4 wine:

Montevetrano, the ‘Sassicaia of the South’

#3 wine:

Mastroberardino Radici

#2 wine:

Salvatore Molletieri Taurasi riserva Cinque Querce 2007

and the #1 wine of the tour:

Colli di Lapio Taurasi ‘Andrea’ 2011 which spent 18 months in small barrels.

Incidentally my personal favorite #1 was the Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino 2012; Clelia Romano is famous for her long-lived Fiano wines.

Now the top 5 wineries that received the most total number of votes:

#1     Salvatore Molletieri, the King of Taurasi

#2     Colli di Lapio, the Queen of Fiano

#3     Terre di Principe, which was by far everyone’s favorite visit, albeit remote

#4     Marisa Cuomo – what a view of the Amalfi Bay!

#5     Mastroberardino, the winery that put Campania on the map.

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