Stunning! Notes of stone fruits (peach and apricot), but there's a delicious complexity that comes with hints of pear, almond, sage and a twist of minerality. Cleansing acidity keeps the wine refreshing and more-ish.
Greco di Tufo is one of the oldest grapes in the province of Avellino and was brought into the area of Tufo by the Greeks in the first century BC. The vineyards are south facing at 500 meters above sea level and the vines are around 20 years old. The grapes are harvested at the end of October and after fermentation, they spend 3 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks, before further refining in bottle.
Located in Irpinia, in the Southwest of the Avellino province, Lapilli was established in 1996 as a family-run business, and has been meticulously managed by its dedicated team ever since. With vineyards in and around the towns of Montefusco, Tufo, Benevento, Ponte and Torrecuso and vineyards on the hills of Lapio, Forino and Candida. This collection of comunes is dedicated to wine production as a main factor in their local economy, which perhaps accounts for the diligence of the Lapilli team and their ethos of cherishing advice from older generations who know the land by heart.
|Appellation||Greco di Tufo DOCG|