Ultimate Guide to the Molise Wine Region

Famous Wines of the Molise Wine Region

Now we get to the really good stuff -- the wines. The growing conditions of Molise, between the Adriatic Sea and the Ape­nnine mountain range, are very favorable for wine grapes. The lion's share of attention is given to the DOC varieties. You can find a wide range of reds, whites, and all shades in between hidden behind the distinctive DOC labels. Let's take a closer look:

Biferno DOC:

  • Bianco (red)
  • Rosato (rose)
  • Rosso (red) [source: ItalianMade]

Molise DOC:

  • Aglianico (red)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (red)
  • Chardonnay (white)
  • Falanghina (white)
  • Greco Bianco (white)
  • Moscato (white)
  • Pinot Bianco (white)
  • Rosso (red)
  • Sagniovese (red)
  • Spumante (white)
  • Tintilia (red)
  • Trebbiano (white) [source: ItalianMade]

Pentro di Isernia or Pentro DOC:

  • Bianco (white)
  • Rosato (rose)
  • Rosso (red) [source: ItalianMade]

Most of the wine made in the region is still meant for the locals rather than the global, market. This is slowly changing as the region's vintners update both its production and marketing techniques, so Molise wine should eventually become easier for consumers to find and sample.

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