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Castel San Lorenzo

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Castel San Lorenzo

Castel San Lorenzo
Comune di Castel San Lorenzo
Castel San Lorenzo within the Province of Salerno
Castel San Lorenzo is located in Italy
Castel San Lorenzo
Castel San Lorenzo
Location of Castel San Lorenzo in Italy
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (1 May 2009)[1]
 • Total 2,723
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84049
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint San Giovanni Battista
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Castel San Lorenzo is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.


  • Geography 1
  • Castel San Lorenzo DOC 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The municipality, located in the middle of Cilento, borders with Aquara, Roccadaspide and Felitto. It counts no proper hamlets (frazioni) but several minor localities, that are Annunziata, Concezione, Farneta, Fontana dell'Elice, Galdo, Galloppole, Genzano, Infetina, Insertone, Madonna della Stella, Olivella, Palmento, Parretta, Pianella, Piano della Macchia, Pisciolo, Ponte Calore, Tempa, Tempa delle Monache and Tempa Giardino.

The town of Castel San Lorenzo lies upon a hill above the Calore Lucano river, not too far from the Alburni mountain range. It is far 30 km from Paestum, 38 from Agropoli and 68 from Salerno.

Castel San Lorenzo DOC

Italian wine, both red, white and rose, under the Castel San Lorenzo DOC appellation comes from this area. Grapes destined for DOC production must be harvested up to a maximum yield of 12 tonnes/hectare with the finished wines fermented to a minimum alcohol level of 11.5% for reds and 11% for whites.[2]

Red and rose Castel San Lorenzo is produced from 60-80% Barbera, 20-30% Sangiovese with other local grape varieties (both red and white) permitted to make up to 10% of the blend. Whites are a blend of 50-60% Trebbiano, 30-40% Malvasia with other local varieties permitted up 20%. Two separate varietal wines made from Barbera and Moscato are permitted to be made under the Castel San Lorenzo DOC provided that they each constitute at least 85% of the wine and are fermented to a minimum alcohol level of 12.5% and 12%, respectively. In the case of Barbera, a separate Riserva wine can also be designated if the wine is aged at least 2 years prior to release. If the Moscato is made entirely from the local Moscato Lambiccato clone, a separate dessert wine under that label can be produced within the DOC if the wine attains a minimum alcohol level of 13.5%.[2]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat); Dati - Popolazione residente all'1/5/2009
  2. ^ a b P. Saunders Wine Label Language pg 136 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X

External links

Media related to Castel San Lorenzo at Wikimedia Commons

  • (Italian) Castel San Lorenzo official website
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