Vesevo Greco di Tufo 2018

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Tasting Notes

This Greco has a lemon-gold colour. The nose opens with an intense, aromatic perfume of ripe pears with a honeyed, almond note. On the palate, it has stone fruit flavours of yellow peaches, a crisp, mineral character, a mouth-filling body and good length on the finish.

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Vegetarian

Vineyards

The vineyards are situated 450-550 metres above sea level, and are always 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.

Vinification

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. There was lees bâtonnage. This resulted in much purer flavours being captured in the wine.

Producer

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 this one of the latest regions in Italy to harvest.

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