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Louis Parrafieu

Winery

Italy

24/01/2019

The wineyard that grows up in the sky, Everything else – it‘s just the weather.

Aversa Asprinio Wine C.D.O. Aversa Asprinio is a C.D.O. (Controlled Designation of Origin) wine of southern Italy's Campania region. Introduced in July 1993, the title exclusively covers white wines made from the Asprinio grape variety. Wines made under the C.D.O may be labeled Aversa or Aversa Asprinio. The coat of arms of Aversa The 22 communes whose vineyards produce Aversa Asprinio wines are located mostly within Campania's northern Caserta province, arcing around the northwestern side of Naples. Three of the 22 lie slightly south of the rest, bringing the catchment area into the Napoli province and closer to Naples city itself. These are Giugliano, Qualiano and Sant'Antimo, all now subsumed by the urban sprawl of Italy's third-largest city. The catchment area stops short of the famous Neapolitan volcanoes – the closest of which are Solfatara and the Phlegraean Fields (Campi Flegrei) meaning the topography is very flat, rarely rising more than 200ft (60m) above sea level.

The word Asprinio is a variant of the Italian word “aspro” which means “sour” due to the high acidity.

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