Greco di Tufo Tenute di Alta Villa DOCG
Made from pure Greco di Tufo grapes from very old vines (planted from 1956 to 1980) planted at Tenuta di Alta Villa. Harvested in early fall, the grapes are vinified and aged in stainless steel for about four months. Lovely mineral notes with a never-aggressive yet distinctive and persistent palate.
Tenute di Altavilla extend 25 hectares (62 acres) in the province of Avellino, in the DOCG zones of Irpinia. The vineyards feature predominantly tuffaceous soil with a high percentage of clay, excellent exposure, beneficial diurnal temperature changes and steep slopes.
Wine exported to
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong
Type of yeast:
Gently pressed, the must ferments off the skins
Aging before bottling:
From vineyards at the Tenute di Altavilla estate, Campania
Tuffaceous and marly clay soil
400-500 meters (1,312-1,640 feet) above sea level
2,500-3,000 vines per hectare
About3,000 litres per hectare
Age of vines:
35-59 years old
Time of harvest:
First vintage of this wine:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Straw yellow in color with an ample, mineral and fruity nose full of apricots, white peaches, almonds and citrus. A complex, rich palate with good structure and a fresh flavor. Never aggressive, it is full of character, genuine and persistent.
Best served at 10 -12 °C (50- 53.6 °F).
Lobster, pizza, or any seafood pasta dishes
Alcohol cont. 13.5% by volume; dry extract: 23 g/L; total acidity: 5.5 g/L; residual sugar: 1,7 g/L; pH: 3.42