greco di tufo d.o.c.g.

vigne verginianae

Vines have flourished for over two thousand years on the hills of the Sabato River Valley, one of the areas of Italy where some of the most extraordinary wines in the world are made. The natural and millenary isolation of the people has helped preserve ancient native vines, which have come down to us not the least thanks to the enlightened work of the Benedictine monks of the Monastery of Montevergine (XII century) whose ingenuity combined aromas, nuances and contrasts, while also perfecting vineyard and winemaking techniques in Medieval times. The hills and continental climate allow Greco grapes to ripen slowly, thereby retaining a fine degree of acidity. The composition of the ancient volcanic soils, with calcareous and clay elements, are perfect factors for Greco di Tufo Vigne Verginianae wine, achieving intense aromas and particular mineral notes. It is also suitable for aging.

about wine

Grape: 100% GRECO

Production area: from our own vineyards in the area between Santa Paolina and Montefusco.

Winemaking: selected grapes are picked in the second ten days of October. After cold maceration, the must is decanted and, once alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wine is left to refine on the lees in steel tanks for 4 months and then for at least 1 month in the bottle.

Tasting notes: intense straw yellow, with varietal scents of tuff, chalk, sulfur, peach, and apricot with delicate vegetal notes. An elegant wine with a very bold structure and persistence. It ages well. All in all, a wine with a very impressive character

Food pairings: ideal with first courses, soups, shellfish, buffalo fresh cheese, sushi, white meat dishes and barbequed meat.

Best served at 10 °C.

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Taken from the “Virgin Diplomatic Code” edited by Placido Mario Tropeano (Montevergine, Benedictine Fathers, 1979):

1137 - November, ind. I, Montefusco

Proserpina, Umberto’s daughter, Lord of Atripalda, on receiving the news of her husband’s death, falling in the war between King Ruggiero and Count Rainulfo, near Siponto, asked Alberto, rector and custodian of the church of Santa Maria in Montevergine, to send some faithful persons to the land of Apulia to collect the mortal remains of her husband and ensure him an honorable burial in the sanctuary; at the same time, she offered the Abbey a vineyard outside Montefusco Castle, in a locality named Sant’Angelo, near Marcopio.

(Original, PARCHMENT N. 239, 215x425 mm; written from Benevento).


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