CAMPANIA, ITALY 2019
“One of the most positive developments in Italy’s wine scene over the last 30 years has been the total transformation of Campania. It is safe to say that Campania’s wines have never been this good, and the improvements have been due both to a plethora of new and exciting estates run by a passionate and energetic new generation” (Ian D’Agata, Vinous). Campania boasts a treasure trove of indigenous varieties that have begun to attract the attention of top sommeliers and wine enthusiasts looking to explore. However, the sheer number of producers in Southern Italy makes finding a reputable producer paramount. Donnachiara has been producing wines in the Apennine foothills since 2000, and the portfolio of wines continues to garner accolades and press from top publications for the unbeatable value. Given the resounding success of our previous Donnachiara offers, we’re excited to offer another lineup from this new-wave producer—with Concierge-only pricing that calls for stocking up as you prepare for the warm patio weather ahead!
Campania’s white wines are perhaps the most celebrated, offering distinctive minerality and vibrancy that reflect the volcanic terroir of the region. Producers with a deft hand are able to craft wines that balance the minerality and backbone of acidity with ripe fruitiness; both of today’s limited releases easily uphold this reputation. The 2019 ‘Empatia’ Fiano di Avellino is energetic and medium-bodied, with aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, fresh rosemary, almonds, and white pepper. The acidity holds the wine in balance, and the finish is impressively long. The 2018 ‘Aletheia’ Greco di Tufo is similarly textured on the palate, with a profile that leans more towards stone fruits, pear, and freshly cut grass. There’s a refreshing tanginess to this wine that balances the viscosity and makes the wine incredibly sippable (though both of these wines would be excellent food pairing partners). In both labels, the characteristic Campania minerality is unmistakable. Donnachiara is quickly becoming one of the region’s trendiest estates, and each of today’s bottles demonstrates why. Don’t miss out on special Concierge Mix & Match pricing, available for one week only!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CT, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, June 10, 2021.