Vesevo Greco di Tufo 2021
Region: Tufo, Campania, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
A bright straw yellow in colour, this Greco has intense fruity aromas of ripe pears with a honeyed, almond note. Medium bodied, the palate is well-balanced with stone fruit flavours of yellow peaches, a crisp, mineral character and good length on the finish.
The vineyards are situated near the towns of Tufo and Torrioni, in the heart of Greco di Tufo D.O.C.G. area. Vineyards are at 450-550 metres above sea level, and are 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. The climate is temperate with a large diurnal difference between night and day temperatures.
Vesevo is situated in the Irpinian hills of Campania. Known as the ‘Switzerland of the South’, this is now one of Italy’s most exciting wine producing areas. The vineyards are situated from 450 to 700 metres above sea level and are subject to a constant cool breeze that blows off the Bay of Naples. Over the centuries, this same breeze has blown volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius inland, to give the soil here a poor, volcanic character.