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Greco di Tufo 2017, Vesevo, Avellino, Campania, 12% vol, 75cl

Greco di Tufo 2017, Vesevo, Avellino, Campania, 12% vol, 75cl

Availability: In stock

SKU : IW13

£15.90

The vineyards are located in the Irpinian hills of Campania, potentially one of Italy’s most exciting wine producing areas.  Despite being so far south, there are large differences here between day and night temperatures, making this one of the latest regions in Italy to harvest.

 

The vineyards are situated 450-550 metres above sea level, and are always subject to a cool breeze that blows off the Bay of Naples. This same breeze has, over the centuries, blown volcanic ash from Vesuvius inland to give the soil here a poor, volcanic character. Indeed, the name Vesevo is the old name for Vesuvius.

 

100% Greco. The flavours obtained in the vineyard look to be preserved in the winery. The must is chilled immediately and fermented at 13-14°C rather than the higher fermentation temperatures (18-20°C) prevalent in Italy. The wine remains in stainless steel tank until bottling, sees no oak and does not undergo malolactic fermentation. This results in much purer flavours being captured in the wine.

 

Lemon-gold in colour with an intense, aromatic perfume of ripe pears with a honeyed, almond note. On the palate, this wine has stone fruit flavours of yellow peaches, a crisp, mineral character, a mouth-filling body and good length on the finish.

 

 

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