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Greco di Tufo Wine

A vineyard growing Greco di Tufo
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Greco di Tufo is a DOCG of the Campania wine region in southern Italy. It is responsible for what is arguably the region's most prestigious white wine, made predominantly from the grape variety that shares its name. The Greco di Tufo grape is a clone of Greco Bianco and is believed to have been introduced to Campania by the Pelasgians, an ancient people from Thessaly in Greece. The name Tufo refers not only to one of the villages from which the wine comes, but also the type of rock on which the village was built.

The vines from which Greco di Tufo wines are made are cultivated at an altitude of 1310–1640ft (450–500m), where the cooler temperatures allow grapes to enjoy the persistent summer sunshine without overheating or having their photosynthesis shut down. This allows them to ripen without losing too much acidity, an effect magnified by the higher diurnal temperature variation here. The best expression of the Greco di Tufo vine is found on the volcanic hills of the Avellino province in central Campania, and only eight villages can legally claim to make Greco di Tufo: Tufo, Montefusco, Petruro Irpino, Chianche, Torrioni, Altavilla, Irpina and Prata di Principato Ultra.

The appellation received its DOCG status in 2003. The wines must contain a minimum of 85% Greco di Tufo grapes, and up to 15% of Coda di Volpe Bianca grapes is also permitted, at the discretion of each winemaker. A sparkling Greco di Tufo spumante variant can also be made, and must be aged for at least three years prior to release.

Greco di Tufo wines stand out from the crowd thanks to the unique characteristics of the sulfur- and tufa-rich volcanic and clay soils; it is believed that these lend the wine its perfume and mineral complexity. The refreshing, crisp white wines are known for their aromatic notes of lemons, pears and toasted almonds and a lingering mineral finish. The wines are generally at their best within three years of bottling.

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We found 71 wines produced in this region.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $18 5255
Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $18 9796
Feudi di San Gregorio Cutizzi, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Italy Greco Bianco $18 15097
Mastroberardino Nova Serra, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Italy Greco Bianco $18 17602
Vesevo Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $16 19941
Antonio Caggiano Devon, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Italy Grechetto Bianco $21 22159
Benito Ferrara Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $21 22836
Terredora di Paolo Loggia della Serra, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Italy Greco Bianco $18 24231
Azienda Vinicola Pietracupa Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $21 27831
Quintodecimo Giallo d'Arles, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Italy Greco Bianco $42 27996
Vinosia Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $15 28082
Villa Matilde Tenuta di Altavilla Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $16 29579
DonnaChiara Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $16 30227
Di Meo Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $18 36323
Villa Raiano Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $21 44770
Terredora di Paolo Terre degli Angeli, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Italy Greco Bianco $13 45938
Cantina dei Monaci Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $10 48309
Benito Ferrara Vigna Cicogna Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $20 49318
Montesolae Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $10 51536
Vadiaperti Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $18 52765
Mastroberardino Nova Serra Grappa di Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $36 54022
Cantine di Marzo Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Greco Bianco $15 54327
Terre del Vulcano Lava, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Italy Greco Bianco $23 54327
De Falco Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Grechetto Bianco $23 60153
Fratelli Urciuolo Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy Grechetto Bianco $16 60153
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