Volcanic vineyard
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Mount Vesuvius in the Campania region of Italy
Wine Handpicked by IWSC 30 July 2020

Top 5 volcanic wines

Volcanic wine regions are home to some of the most intriguing and characterful wines in the world
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IWSC experts

This week on #HandpickedDrinks, we’re exploring the great volcanic wine regions of the world, home to some of the most intriguing and characterful wines around.

Composed of volcanic rock, the soils in these regions are packed full of nutrients that yield rich, distinctive cuvées characterised by their bright acidity, mineral character and bold flavour profiles.

Our selection includes wines from Italy’s Campania and Soave regions, Tokaj in Hungary, and the volcanic islands of Santorini and Madeira. It also highlights indigenous grape varieties such as Greece’s popular Assyrtiko grape, the Italian Garganega, and the ancient Hungarian variety Furmint, which have been cultivated in volcanic terroir over thousands of years.

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