Greco di Tufo Feudi di San Gregorio 2008
The Greco grapes for this wine are produced in the superb vineyards of Tufo, Santa Paolina and Torrione. The whole bunches are harvested by hand, de-stemmed and crushed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation at a cool, controlled temperature. Ageing is for a few months in steel before bottling for drinking on release. The wine is a bright golden yellow colour with an aromatic nose of ripe sub-tropical fruit and minerals. The palate is medium bodied and quite dense with a seductively textured mid-palate combining flavours of quince, passionfruit and grenadilla with limey, crisp acidity. It finishes pure and elegant. Fruit rich and concentrated, this wine is a mouthful of a glass by itself but really comes into its own with food, where it is an excellent foil to spicy Eastern dishes and copes happily with full flavoured fish or salads.
External Reviews for Greco di Tufo Feudi di San Gregorio
An outstanding modern style wine from an ancient Italian grape variety. Wonderful aromas of blanched almonds, dried peach, pineapple and minerals. Medium to full bodied with lovely fresh fruit, flinty character and a long, long finish.
The taste is rich, oily, fresh, balanced with a good structure based on mineral content.The finish is elegant and full-bodied with the scent of peach.
The ultimate experience in mouth-invigorating whites. Originating in ancient Greece, this medium-bodied varietal still has plenty to say! With aromas ranging from apricot and peach to nuts and eucalyptus, refreshing citrus flavors and a lengthy finish, this Greco di Tufo testifies to its long legacy.
Delicate scents of ripe apricots, apples, fern and mint introduce tangy citrus flavors brilliantly supported with a lively acidity and a cool, crisp, refreshing finish.
Extraordinary; fruit-punch packed but with the breeding and elegance of a premier cru Burgundy. Explosive, complex flavors on the palate with honeysuckle, melon, lemon rind, mint, juicy peach and almonds to name a few. One of the most flavorful white varieties in the marketplace. Weighty enough to be used as a Chardonnay substitute, delicate enough to pair with freshly caught prawns. Yummy!
The 2008 Greco di Tufo is a very serious white at this level. It is classic Greco in its reserved, steely demeanor, but with time its mineral-driven personality begins to emerge. The wine offers terrific energy and focus in a taut style that recalls Chablis. Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2011.
Aromas and flavors of fresh apple, green melon and lemon, with a tight mineral undertone. Medium-bodied, with a clean, fruity palate and a crisp finish. Drink now.
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