Located in south-east Italy, between Abruzzi and Puglia on the Adriatic coast, Molise is the second-smallest region in the country. Thanks to a climate that is ideally suited to wine-growing, Molise is home to countless small vineyards, 90% of which cover less than half a hectare.
While often overshadowed by the neighbouring Abruzzi and Puglia regions, Molise's quality wine-growing industry is growing year after year and now produces some highly promising wines.
Examples include the outstanding Alessio Di Majo wines, which are this small region's flagship product. (Alfavin.ch)
Provinces: Campobasso, Isernia
Total surface area of vineyards: 6,500 ha
Annual output: 319,000 hl
Red/rosé: 236,000 hl
White: 83,000 hl
Proportion of total vineyards in Italy: 0.7%