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Campi Flegrei from Rafaelle Moccia of Agnanum.
Rafaelle Moccia. Photo by Josefa Concannon.


On the very Western edge of Naples lies the Campi Flegrei, a volcanic area marked by its large craters and proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Wine production has existed here since Roman times, with the majority of vines planted in steep terraces. Sadly, most growers have abandoned these historic sites because mechanization is near impossible and it's too much work. Agnanum's Raffaelle Moccia isn't one of them.


This visit to Agnanum took place in May, 2014.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Jill Bernheimer, Josefa Concannon and David Norris.


DOC Campi Flegrei Bianco Falanghina:
Soil: volcanic ash and sand, sandy basalt and basalt subsoil
Grape: Falanghina
Age of Vines: 60 to 200
Elevation: 150 to 200m
Vinification: Native yeast fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks.


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