Greco di Tufo DOCG

Overview

Comes from a vineyard planted in 1994 in Santa Paolina, bred espalier along steep slopes located at 500 m above sea level. The microclimate, the clayey-sandy and the low yields deliver to the grapes exclusive characters that, when harvesting, show a characteristic goldenrod colour.

Vinification includes a soft pressing, fermentation at low temperatures and a finishing in steel for five months with periodical bâtonnage. In the glass it has a nice bright color with golden hues, while releases with intensity notes of tropical fruit and orange blossom; on the palate reveals a pleasant mineral trace that acts as a support for a tasty citrus pulp.

Technical Data

NAME: Greco di Tufo DOCG
COMPOSITION: Greco 100%
GRAPES ORIGIN: Santa Paolina (AV)
SOIL: sandy clay with veins sulphurous underlying
ALTITUDE: 500 m above s.l.
EXPOSURE: south-west
YEAR OF PLANTATION: 1994
PLANTING DENSITY: 2600 stumps per hectare
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM: espalier
PRUNING: Guyot
YIELD: 70 quintals per hectare
HARVEST: early October

VINIFICATION: the grapes are hand-picked and carefully transported to the winery in small perforated crates, then are selected and softly pressed. The fermentation is carried out at low temperature and lasts for about a month. The wine is aged in stainless steel for five months, with periodical bâtonnage.

CHARACTERISTICS: deep golden yellow colour. It has perfumed notes of orange blossom, grapefruit peel and pineapple. The taste is soft, juicy, with a long finish that reveals, in retro-nasal, pleasant sensations of dried apricot.

PAIRINGS: Ideal for first courses of fish, shellfish, white meats, fresh cheeses.