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Greco

Producer: Vicus

Region: Campania

Winemaker: Francesco Iacono

Available Sizes: 750ml

Appellation: Sannio DOC

Grape Variety: 100% Greco

Summary

This bianco variety of the fabled Greco grape earns less noto-riety than Greco Nero but is a genuine taste of Campania. Aged 8 months on stainless steel, the amber-colored grapes add color to the wine, which has aromas of apricot and hazelnut; a hint of mineral character. Juicy fruit leads a bracing acidic finish.

Food Pairing

Enjoyable as a aperitif or paired with fish and pasta dishes, grilled or tempura vegetables. Greco is considered an autumn wine and pairs exceptionally well with traditional Italian fall dishes. White wine with pizza? Greco Sannio DOC is the one!

Varietal Notes

As its name implies, Greco originated in Greece and was transplanted by Greek colonists in southern Italy around 600 B.C.. The grape flourishes there due to the area’s volcanic soil and favorable weather, both of which bring out Greco’s intriguing aromatic flavor. Greco maintains a balanced acidity and possesses a distinctly nutty almond note. The grape has golden yellow skin with small brown speckles. To best enjoy its fruitiness, consume Greco within its first couple of years after the release.

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