This wine is called after the ancient city of Atina, the farthermost and probably most imposing of Samnite bastions. In spite of its ancient history, Atina is rather new to winemaking. But, right from the start Atina has been blessed with great wine vintage. In the past ten years or so, increasing attention has been paid to vinification and ageing techniques, allowing the wine of Atina to gain recognition in the domestic market and win the D.O.C. appellation.