Greco di Tufo - Novaserra - Mastroberardino - Campania - Italy
Straw yellow wine with prominent aromas of apricot, pear, apple, peach, citrus, green almond and hints of sage and mineral notes. On the palate acidity is in balance with ripe fruit flavours and minerality. Great structure and distinctive sapidity.
The Mastroberardino family, leaders in Italian viticulture, are largely responsible for the revival and elevation of Irpinian and Campanian winemaking post WWII. Their efforts ignited a resurgence in quality red and white wine production in all of Southern Italy. Working primarily with Campania’s ancient, native varietals, Fiano, Greco, and Aglianico, Mastroberardino has resuscitated would-be extinct grapes into world class varieties.
The ancient Greco Bianco grape, of which Greco is a clone, was brought to the province of Avellino dai Pelagi in Campania, from Thessaly in Greece, in the first century BC. Perhaps the most prestigious clone, Greco di Tufo, is named after the town of Tufo in Avellino, where the grape thrives. Tufo refers to the soft, volcanic rock that makes up the subsoil of the region, which imparts minerality to the wine’s profile. Greco di Tufo is one of the few white varieties with the ability to age.