Campania, Taurasi
Antonio Caggiano

The Taurasi land, an ancient Irpinian village, forms the heart of the area of production of Taurasi D.O.C.G. It is in the Taurasi region of Contrada Sala that Antonio Caggiano's winery was built.

The Caggiano estate was founded in 1990 with the goal of re-establishing the reputation of southern Italy's premiere indigenous red bottling. Aglianico is one of Southern Italy’s most prestigious and noblest native grapes. It is produced in three main areas: DOCG area of Taurasi, Taburno D.O.C. and Vulture D.O.C.

Architect and photographer Antonio Caggiano came from an old rural family and began bottling wine from his own grapes in 1994, at first producing a Taurasi D.O.C.G. wine and later expanding production to include two other Aglianico-based wines and one white. The aging cellar is entirely hewn in stone. A new and very modern vinification cellar was completed in 2006. Antonio Caggiano's son, Pino, is now managing the estate.

The powerful, concentrated and brooding Macchia dei Goti Taurasi is made from 100% Aglianico grown in calcareous clay soils in vineyards 350 metres above sea level. It is then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel, fined for 18 months in barrel, and aged an additional 18 month s in bottle prior to release.

Caggiano winery has gained prestigious awards and acknowledgments. According to Gambero Rosso, the winery has scored the highest degustation. The Wine Advocate has described it as “one of Campania’s leading producers” which makes “some of the most delicious and accessible Aglianicos in Campania”.