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Aversa

DOC area (also Asprinio di Aversa) for white wine in the Italian region of Campania. The zone includes the municipalities of Aversa, Carinaro, Casal di Principe, Casaluce, Casapesenna, Cesa, Frignano, Gricignano di Aversa, Lusciano, Orta di Atella, Parete, San Cipriano d'Aversa, San Marcellino, Sant'Arpino, Succivo, Teverola, Trentola-Ducenta, Villa di Briano and Villa Literno in the province of Caserta, and the municipalities of Giugliano in Campania, Qualiano and Sant Antimo in the province of Naples. The wine is made from Asprinio = Greco (zum. 85%) and possibly other authorised varieties (max. 15%). The spumante must be produced 100% pure.

The traditional form of education "Alberata Aversana" is permitted. Here, trees are used as supports and the vines are raised vertically up to ten metres above them. Harvesting must take place on ladders known as "Scale Napoletane". This is to be preserved as a cultural heritage that shapes the landscape. The yield may not exceed 4 kg/m² or 240 kg/vine. The density of vines may not exceed 50 vines/ha. These wines must bear the label "Alberata" or "Vigneti ad Alberata".


Alberata vineyard in Tuscany - By farmer Karl - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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