Ciro Picariello 2013 Greco di Tufo DOCG
Item Number: 8120
Sub Region: Campania
Appellation/AVA: Greco di Tufo DOCG
Grape(s): 100% Greco Bianco
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy clay of volcanic origin also called tufo
Ciro originally produced only Fiano, because the vineyards he bought were planted only with that variety. A few years ago he started making Greco from a rented vineyard, which he is now intending to buy. The soil is sandy clay of volcanic origin called tuff, or 'tufo' in Italian (the name of the appellation refers not to the soil, but to the village of Tufo, which is not far from Avellino).
Winemaking Notes: Picariello's Greco is made similarly to his Fiano, although the must is pressed more quickly to avoid oxidation. Indigenous yeast fermentation is used, and the wine is left on the fine lees in stainless steel until June following the vintage, then bottled without fining or filtration and with a modest addition of SO2 before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Greco will age like Fiano. It shows floral, citrus and apple aromas. The wine is savory, with mineral and toasted almond notes and a long and complex finish.