The Greco di Tufo vine was cultivated before Rome was founded and has found its best expression on the volcanic hills of the Tufo countryside area. In Homeric poems Nestor is described as a hero of extraordinary physical strength who liked to indulge himself in drinking this nectar. The chalice from which only he drank bore the following inscription: “I am Nestor’s cup it is good to drink from. Whoever drinks from this cup will be seized by desire for Aphrodite with the beautiful crown”.
Vine varieties: 100% Greco di Tufo
Production area: vineyards located in the hilly area of the Greco di Tufo D.O.C.G. appellation.
Soil type: clayey with volcanic elements.
Vinification: grapes are hand-picked, placed in 20-kg crates and selected in the cellar. The whole grapes are then dropped into the press. Light pressings are then cold decanted to eliminate turbidity. During alcoholic fermentation temperature is kept low at 15°C-18°C. The wine is left to age on thin lees for 2 months. Ageing continues in the bottle for a further 2 months.
Organoleptic features: Colour: intense yellow with golden hues. Nose: a complex aroma of white and citrus fruits with a mineral note. In the mouth: the wine is full, rich, suave with a long persistence.
Food match: suited to accompany sapid fish and shellfish dishes, elaborate pasta dishes with truffle and mushrooms. Pleasant with white meats.
Serve at a temperature of 10° C.
Pruning system: Guyot
Yield: 60 ql/ha
Production: 7.000 bottles
Alcohol content: 12,5% by vol.
Total acidity: 6
Residual sugars: 3 g/l