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Description to Molise

The Italian region with the capital Campobasso is located in the middle of the boot on the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by Abruzzo in the north and Puglia in the south. It is divided into the two provinces Campobasso and Isernia. The name Molise is said to derive from a noble family in the Middle Ages. In the hills of the Sannio Mountains, wine is grown at an altitude of up to 600 metres above sea level. The mostly small vineyards of 905 less than half a hectare are very fragmented. The vineyards cover almost 6,000 hectares of vines.

The main red wine varieties are Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Montepulciano, Pinot Nero(Pinot Noir), Sangiovese and Tintilia del Molise. The most important white wine varieties are Chardonnay, Bombino Bianco, Falanghina, Fiano. Greco Bianco, Malvasia (?), Moscato Bianco = Muscat Blanc, Pinot Bianco = Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio = Pinot Gris, Riesling Renano(Riesling), Sauvignon = Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo and Trebbiano Toscano. The climate is temperate. The production is mainly run by winegrowers' cooperatives. Well known producers are Cipressi and Di Majo Norante. There are two IGT areas (or IGP - Landwein), these are Osco or Terre degli Osci and Rota. The four DOC areas are:


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