2019 Vesevo, Greco di Tufo, 6x750ml

2019 Vesevo, Greco di Tufo, 6x750ml

2019 Vesevo, Greco di Tufo, 6x750ml
Vegan / Vegetarian
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.

Availability: In stock

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £52.00

Critics Score: 94

Publication: Aldo Fiordelli, Decanter

Drinking Dates: 2021-2023

Without any particularly ambitious winemaking, this is expressive and rich. The 2019 vintage, firmness of the grape and graceful extraction of phenolics give a wine full of nuance and tension. Defined aromas of rosemary, lemon peel and sage, plus grapefruit and ripe pear, are supported by zesty acidity amazingly integrated with the fruit. Stands out for its savoury finish.
2019 Vesevo, Greco di Tufo, 6x750ml

The name Vesevo is the historic name for Vesuvius. The vineyards are located in the Irpinian hills of Campania, potentially one of Italy's most exciting wine producing areas. Despite being so far south, there are large differences here between day and night temperatures, making the harvest here one of the latest in Italy

The vineyards are situated 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.

Once arrived at the winery, grapes were carefully selected.The flavours obtained in the vineyard were preserved in the winery. The must was chilled immediately and fermented at 12-14°C, rather than the higher fermentation temperatures (18-20°C) prevalent in Italy. The wine remained in stainless-steel tank until bottling, seeing no oak and not undergoing malolactic fermentation resulting in purer fruit flavours being captured in the wine.

Temperatures throughout winter were slightly higher than seasonal averages and rainfall was lower. This milder weather continued during March and April. At the end of spring a period of about 15 days of cold weather slowed down the vegetative cycle, meaning budburst occurred around the normal time. The abundant spring rains, concentrated especially in the month of May, guaranteed an important water reserve for the soils, which proved essential in the following months when rainfall was scarce. Warm days and cool nights during the ripening phases have ensured mature fruit with good acidity.