This little region is close to the Adriatic Sea and the cultivation of the grapes has a very ancient origin thanks to the climate conditions and the lively vegetation perfect to produce the DOC wine from Molise.
The cultivation dates back the Romans and the Sunnis and the same Plinio celebrated the Isernia products but during the 1700-1800 the production improved, and this production became the first of the Naples Reign.
The wines from Molise DOC have a very redefined area in the Italian production and the identity is the main strength point. The vineyards occupy the 8000 hectares in the Campobasso area and close to the Biferno and Volturno river.
The main DOC certified wines from Molise are the Biferno, the Pentro, the Molise and the Pentro d’Isernia. Since the 1998 other vines have the DOC certification like the Falanghina, the Sauvignon or the Cabernet Sauvignon.
The cultivation is most made of Sangiovese, Montepulciano or Trebbiano but there are also local vines. One of the red wines from Molise with the DOC certification is made with the Tintilia vine produced in the hills of Campobasso and the color of the grapes is intense and purple also if young.
The grape harvest of the Molise DOC takes place in the first week of October with a refinement in stainless steel tanks and oak barrels and finally in bottle.
There is also the Biferno produced in the rosé and white versions and among the white wines from Molise there is the DOC Greco produced with 100% pure grapes and it is cultivated at 200 meters above the sea level on limestone soils with the trellised method and it has a straw yellow color with intense and fruity aromas.
The Molise DOC wines are characteristic and rich of personality that among the Italian white wines and the red ones they can be matched with many courses.
The red with the denomination of Molise DOC are perfect with both red and white meats, with game, pecorino cheeses, liver sausages and structured ragu.
The white wines are meal wines, but they are perfect with crustaceans, light meats or starters and with raw or roasted fish. The proof is 13% and they must be served at 10°C.
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