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Caecubum

Famous wine (eingedeucht Caecuber) from the Roman antiquity. The white wine came from the coast south of Rome in the region of Campania. According to the custom of the time, the vines were raised on trees (poplars). Pliny the Elder (23-79) ranked it ahead of the Falernian (which is otherwise considered the best of the time) and the Surrentinum in terms of quality. The Greek physician Galen (129-199) described the caecubum as "sinewy and stunning" (strong). The then marshy growing area was largely destroyed in the middle of the first century by the construction of a canal between the Bay of Naples and the Tiber, planned but never completed under Emperor Nero (37-68), and thus the wine lost its importance. The Greek Athenaeos (lived around 200 AD) wrote "that the caecubum was no longer in demand". Today there is a red wine in this area called Cecubo (from the Abbuoto variety with the synonym Cecubo), but apart from the similarity in name it has nothing in common with the Ceacubum. See also under Ancient Wines.

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