Greco di Tufo D.O.C.G.

The Greco di Tufo D.O.C.G. of Tenuta del Meriggio

Classification: White still wine

Selection of grapes from owned estate vineyards located in Agro di Tufo at 330 metres a.s.l. and in Santa Paolina  at 420 metres a.s.l.

The Greco di Tufo is a notes grapes variety with ancient origin. Widespread on the territory of Campania region, Greco di Tufo is a different cultivation originated from greco vines grown on the hill of Cicala, in the area of Nola and transplanted in the Tufo area around 1660 from Scipione di Marzo, who moved from the farmhouse in San Paolo Belsito to his wife’s estate located in Tufo.

Nowadays it expresses all its potential in a limited extended area in the province of Avellino in Tufo town and other seven neighbouring municipalities. The grapes are vinified in white; the fermentation takes place in controlled temperature in steel barrels, after fermentation, the wine remains for some months in lees before bottling. Straw yellow color tending to gold with yellow ripe fruit aroma.

The palate is very fruity and fresh with a long finish.

Features Greco di Tufo D.O.C.G. Tenuta del Meriggio

Features Greco di Tufo D.O.C.G.

PLANTING YEAR: From 1950 to 2011EXPOSURE: South-WestSOIL TYPE: ClayVINEYARD TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot and typical “pergola avellinese”PLANTING / YEALD PER HECTARE: 3300 – 2500 plants per hectare / 70-80 quintalsHARVEST SEASON: Mid October

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Organoleptic Notes Greco di Tufo D.O.C.G.

COLOR: Straw yellow color tending to goldTASTE: The palate is very fruity and fresh with a long finish.SCENT: Yellow ripe fruit aroma.PAIRINGS: Seafood such as shellfish, lobster, fish soups and seafood, but if aging is particularly suitable for roasts, wild boar meat, made with porcini mushroom dishes.

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