San Domenico

San Domenico Greco di Tufo 2013


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Campania, Italy

San Domenico Greco di Tufo is a delightful white wine gem from the Campania region of southern Italy. The estate takes its name from the area that it is located in Chiusano di San Domenico and its literal translation is the Hills of San Domenico. The terrain is hilly with vineyards at altitudes of 400 to 700 meters above sea level which provides cooling night time temperatures in those sunny southern Italian summers. This change in temperature from day to night gives these wines a balance that is part of their natural character. The soils are calcareous and are of volcanic origin. All of the fruit is hand harvested and the grapes are both grown on their property and selectively sourced. The age of the vines ranges from 10 to 20 years old.

Greco di Tufo is the noblest white wine in Southern Italy and, some may argue, all of Italy. The grape is said to derive its name from the way it hangs on the vine - in "winged clusters." San Domenico Greco di Tufo is straw-yellow in color with medium body and no oak. It offers delicate aromas of peach, almond and a touch of smoke. This white has food-friendly acidity and a long, pleasing finish.

San Domenico Greco di Tufo is particularly suggested as an accompaniment for dishes based on fish or shellfish, or seafood--fresh, steamed or sautéed.

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