Greco Di Tufo DOCG

Category: Wine – Still – White
Grape variety: Greco di Tufo 100%
Region: Campania, Italy
Appellation: Tufo (AV)
Producer: ORNETA

Description

Greco is a vine imported from Thessaly and first spread on Vesuvius and then in Irpinia. The grape, formerly called Aminea twin because it develops many double bunches, according to Pliny, Virgilio and Columella, gave a white wine with great aging capacity. The confirmation of the millennial origin of this vine is given by the discovery in Pompei of a fresco dating back to the first century. to. C., in which Greek wine is mentioned. The Greco di Tufo area is located in a hinge zone between the Irpinia and the Sannio, rich in luxuriant hill slopes. The soils are of volcanic origin, while the particular gypsum and sulphifera conformation of the municipalities forming part of the DOCG is due to the Miocene period, with the hilly area made up entirely of tufa banks. The particular characteristics of these soils, rich in minerals and the strong presence of potassium and magnesium, as well as favoring the vegetative activity of the vine, contribute to making the wine acquire intense aromas and thick, continuous and sweet aromas.