Benito Ferrara

Benito Ferrara Terra d’Uva Greco di Tufo DOCG

$49.00

COUNTRY

Italy

REGION

Campania

VARIETY/TYPE

Greco

VINTAGE

2018

ALCOHOL

13%

SIZE

750 ml

Nose: Fresh pears, apples, limes and faint mint alongside other fresh herb infusions

Palate: Vibrant flavours of pear, apple and lime, a back drop of light quince and subtle infusions of herbs. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a medium to long aftertaste.

Pairings: Sipped or serviced with appetizers like smoked salmon or soft cheeses with fruit salsa, grilled or roasted seafood.

 

Olivia's Pick:

I love a good wine with a story and this impressive indigenous Italian drop certainly hits this criteria! A gorgeous white from Campania.

Nestled in the hilly terrain of Italy's idyllic region of Campania is the Ferrara family, who are undeniably the world's best producers of Greco di Tufo. This family-owned winery has specialised in producing Greco di Tufo for generations, four to be exact, and own a mere 8 hectares of vineyards tucked in the mountains of the tiny commune of Tufo. Tufo is a region known for gorgeous Greco, an Italian white grape indigenous to southern Italy. At 500 meters above sea level, the region's heat is lessened by the altitude and hilly terrain, which protects this special plot from the otherwise intense mediteranean summers. 

Whether you're grilling, roasting, sipping, sunbaking, eating cheese or enjoying company, I think Terra d'Uva Greco do Tufo is an absolute must-have Italian white wine. Adoro!

THE VARIETY

Greco

Greco is most famously grown in the province of Avellino, located inland some 45 kilometres east of Napoli and the sea. In and around the town of Tufo, named for the tufaceous soil, the wine is known as Greco di Tufo. This is a dry white with aromas of lemon and pear with notes of almond and a light minerality in the finish. 
THE REGION

Campania

The Campania region is located in the south of Italy and is world-famous for its many attractions, including the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Positano, Ravello, Ischia, Capri, Naples, Vesuvius, as well as the two archaeological sites of Pompeii and the Greek temples at Paestum. Being close to the sea, Campania experiences a Mediterranean climate. It has hot dry summers and cool wet winters, with afternoon sea breezes to keep grape acid levels high and grape skins thick. The soil is a mixture of clay and volcanic rock, with some areas having the famous “tufo” stone, which is similar to a chalky white ash. Many Campanian wines, both white and red, are described as having mineral flavors, which is due in large parts to the local soils, many of which have been altered by deposits of lava from Mount Vesuvius over the centuries.