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Greco Sannio DOP 2019

£15.60

Greco is amongst Campania’s finest and most ancient white grapes, dating from the time when the Greeks ruled this part of Italy. It produces opulent bunches of bright yellow grapes. It is not an easy variety to grow or to make wine from: it produces small crops, ripens late and is susceptible to rot, so it fell out of fashion until around thirty years ago. Now its quality is recognized and it is recovering its popularity.

 

Area of production: Sannio, Campania

Producer: Fontanavecchia

Grape Variety: Greco

Altitude: 400 m a.s.l.

Soil: Argillaceous with lime-rich marlstone outcrops

Harvest: Late September

Vinification: Controlled temperature fermentation for 15 days

Maturation: In stainless steel tanks

 

ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE:

Appearance: straw-coloured with golden lights

Nose: aromas of citrus, pear, quince, white peach, floral, hints of almond

Palate: refreshing, well-structured with good acidity, long finish

Food pairing: light fish and poultry dishes, seafood linguini, goats’ cheese

Serving temperature: chilled

Awards:

Vinibuoni d’Italia 2021: 3 stars

 

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