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
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
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
Vinibuoni d’Italia 2021: 3 stars
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