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Greco di Tufo Feudi di San Gregorio 2008

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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.

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Feudi di San Gregorio:
Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclaimed estate was established in 1986. Along with the expert guidance of consulting enologist Riccardo Cotarella, one of Italy’s most esteemed winemaking talents, Feudi di San Gregorio has emerged into the international limelight as a great success story in a region that, for many years, was ... Read more
Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclaimed estate was established in 1986. Along with the expert guidance of consulting enologist Riccardo Cotarella, one of Italy’s most esteemed winemaking talents, Feudi di San Gregorio has emerged into the international limelight as a great success story in a region that, for many years, was locked in a virtual winemaking holding pattern. Feudi di San Gregorio has aggressively tapped into the enormous potential of Campania's unique terroir and ancient varietals by placing a thoroughly modern spin on indigenous grapes such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico. Feudi di San Gregorio sources its grapes from the finest vineyards set in the rolling hills of the Irpinia region, located in close proximity to Mount Vesuvius. The volcano's legendary eruptions have laden the sandstone and marl soil with mineral-rich deposits of volcanic ash, forming a unique composition that imparts highly distinctive aromas and flavors in the grapes. Recognizing that a keen understanding of climatic conditions is indispensable to the successful cultivation of vines, Feudi di San Gregorio has invested extensively in state-of-the-art winemaking technology. Each of the estate's vineyards is equipped with a solar-powered meteorological station that gathers data continuously. By closely monitoring the environment, the estate is actively practicing eco-compatible viticulture, thereby reducing the need for artificial methods to an absolute minimum. Further embracing the benefits of technology, construction was recently completed on a modernized cellaring facility. A $20-million investment, it has the capacity to house an impressive 5,000 barrels. Read less

External Reviews for Greco di Tufo Feudi di San Gregorio

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
09/24/2010

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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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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.

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