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2019 Greco di Tufo, Lapilli

2019 Greco di Tufo, Lapilli
ref. LAPI190 WIN20

Wine Variety: There are quite a few Greco something-or-other grapes grown in Italy, but Greco di Tufo is the true Greco, largely grown in Campania south of Naples. 

Wine Region: Most of the famous wines of ancient Rome were grown in Campania, that south-west region surrounding its capital Naples. Yet now, far less than 5% of all wine grown in Campania is DOC (Denominazione d'Origine Controllata). Of note are the red wines from the Aglianico grape, including the mighty and hugely long-lived Taurasi. Yet there are also fine white wines here besides the Falanghina: Greco and Fiano come to mind. Many vineyards are planted on volcanic soils and, indeed, this is a part of the world that suffers earthquakes.

Wine Producer: Located in Irpinia, in the Southwest of the Avellino province, Lapilli was established in 1996 as a family-run business, and has been meticulously managed by its dedicated team ever since.  The Greco di Tufo DOCG vines grow in medium textured, limestone soils and make up the highest plantings at 500 metres above sea level, situated in the hilly towns of Tufo and Montefusco.

 One of Charles Metcalfe's smashing wines for Christmas & the New Year, YouTube video tasting note25/12/2020

 Featured in The Sunday Times, 25/04/2021

 

 

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Style
Style:
Dry White - rich
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Greco
  Producer
Producer:
Lapilli
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
8°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
Italy
  Appellation
Appellation:
Greco di Tufo DOCG
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2021
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Campania
  Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Salads

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Really positive pale lemon colour. Nose is really “out there”. It has a breadth of very nutty dried apricot fruit combined with scents of pear slices. Smells somehow old-fashioned. There’s something of the earth about it, too. It’s quite a big thing in the mouth and the bountiful acidity arrives quickly, then dives back into the fruit, becoming cached. There’s minerality here in spades, beneath and emerging from the lemon and almond, orchard fruit. A saline lick of earth coats the finish. I wouldn’t suggest that this is a wine for sitting around drinking. It would be better with food, I reckon. Roast chicken or even pork would be ideal.

#3wordtastingnote: apricot, rich, nutty

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