OikosGreco di Tufo Docg Riserva
Indigenous centuries-old grape varieties produce great wines. We are in Irpinia, in Altavilla Irpina, part of the Greco di Tufo DOCG region. Here, the Fonzone Caccese winery cultivates 1.5 hectares in a 40+ year-old Greco Antico vineyard. Planted with an extremely rare clone, it features a smaller grape, compared to the traditional berry, thus producing a much more concentrated juice.
Very low yields, along with the microclimate, clay-tufaceous-limestone soil and significant shifts in temperature make Oikos Greco di Tufo DOCG Riserva a one-of-a-kind wine.
Appellation: Greco di Tufo DOCG Riserva
Composition: greco 100%
Grape origin: Altavilla Irpina (AV)
Soil: clay with tufaceous sediment and underlying sulfurous veining
Altitude: 450-650 meters asl
Planting Year: 1990
Plant density: 3,000 plants per hectare
Training system: espalier
Yield: 2000 Kg per hectare
Harvest period: October 10-20
2020 production: 3,500 bottles.
Winemaking and aging
The harvest is carried out manually, as usual. Once harvested, the bunches are transported to the cellar, selected and subjected to delicate pressing. Fermentation and refinement last approximately 12 months and take place for
50% of the mass in concrete tanks and for the other 50% in 25hl Austrian oak barrels.
Subsequently the wine is assembled and left to rest for 6 months in concrete tanks after which it continues its refinement in the bottle for as many 6 months.
Grapes are hand-picked and immediately transported to the cellar, where they are culled and then soft-pressed.
Fermentation and aging take place in 25 hl (hectoliter) Austrian oak casks where the wine remains for about 12 months. Subsequently, aging continues in stainless steel for another 12 months and in the bottle for an additional 12.
Straw yellow wine with golden reflections. On the nose it is intense and complex: it releases delicate iodine notes, with hints of thyme, wild fennel, and Mediterranean scrub. In the mouth it is broad and savory, with a predominant acid shoulder which allows the taste to persist for a long time, leaving beautiful notes of almond and eucalyptus in the finish.
The range of colors tends to vibrant bright gold with hints of copper. Intense and highly complex nose.
Subtle notes of iodine, with a bouquet of perfectly ripened yellow apple, slightly sweet spice with light notes of nutmeg. A scent of lavender flower emerges on the back palate. Prominent but not dry acidity blends with the wine, creating a unique balance.
Oikos is an enduring white that, right up front, expresses its well-developed characteristics of agreeability.
Ideal with fish-based pasta dishes and entrees, shellfish, raw vegetables and crustaceans, as well as semi-hard cheeses. For optimal tasting, serve at temperatures between 10 and 12 degrees C.
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