Italy

Bambinuto Greco di Tufo, 2019

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Aromatic and full-bodied white from one of Southern Italy's top regions

Straw yellow in colour, dry and assertive. Perfumed aromatics of green apple, apricot, white peaches and honey. Tropical fruit flavours of cantaloupe, pink grapefruit and a hint of ginger with a full-bodied texture from the lees ageing.

  • -10 Months ageing on the lees, 9 months in bottle -
  • DOCG Classification, the highest quality level for Italian wine
  • Crisp, lingering finish

Cellaring: Drink when young

Food Pairing: Shrimps in a garlic or ginger sauce, grilled seabass or gazpacho

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

At one time Campania was the most famous region in Italy, if not the whole Mediterranean basin, for wine and the village of Tufo was one of its standout production areas. The village has been designated as a DOCG since 2003 as a mark of the constant quality of its whites and once you’ve tasted this it’s easy to see why. Even though it is located in one of the warmest parts of Italy, the mountainous aspect of the region means that grapes for Greco di Tufo are never picked before the beginning of October and still manage to retain their freshness. In terms of viticulture, this is practically unheard of. Combine this with the volcanic soils of the region and you have a verstaile wine of distinct character and harmony. Enjoy!

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