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Casavecchia

Casavecchia is a rare and ancient red grape variety that is native to the Campania region in Italy. In the past, the variety was almost completely lost to history but has recently been rediscovered.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Casavecchia has a dark skin, and produces wines that are deeply coloured and full-bodied. Aromas and flavours of ripe blackberry, cherry, wild herbs, liquorice and spices can be found in wines made from the variety. On the palate, expect a soft tannic structure, medium acidity and a long finish.

Fresh Casavecchia grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Casavecchia is grown in the Campania region of Italy, esclusively in the countryside north of Caserta. Casavecchia is a low vigor variety but has potential to make quality wines. It is rich in anthocyanins so that the wines are deep-colored but with low level, smooth tannins. Casavecchia is mainly found in Campania, where it is used to make medium-bodied wines with aromas of ripe red fruits, spices and herbs. Casavecchia's bright acidity and soft tannins make it a great food-friendly wine. The variety pairs well with dishes such as pasta with red sauce, grilled vegetables, and roasted meats.

Foods to pair with Casavecchia:

Smoky
Beef
Cheese
Sausage
Pizza
Fun Fact about Casavecchia
The name Casavecchia derives from the Italian phrase “casa vecchia”, which means “old house”. This is a reference to the history of the variety, which is believed to have been grown in the region since ancient times.

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Nanni Copé Sabbie di Sopra al Bosco

Nanni Copé

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Nanni Copé Sabbie di Sopra al Bosco is a captivating wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from a prestigious appellation, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in a unique vineyard with distinct features. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. With its refined style, this wine offers a delightful balance of flavors and aromas. Its character is shaped by the terroir, expressing the essence of the region in every sip. Nanni Copé Sabbie di Sopra al Bosco is a true gem that wine enthusiasts will appreciate for its exceptional quality and craftsmanship.
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roast beef
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