Greco di Tufo
100% Greco grown on clay/volcanic soil. Fermentation and 6 months aging in cement tanks, including 4 months on the fine lees. The wine rests 3 months in bottle before release. Floral nose with stone fruit. On the palate, the high acidity is mellowed by the aging on the lees, which lends richness to the wine. Hint of salinity for a refreshing finish.
The symbol drawn on the label is the Apocalypse Flower, that can be found on carved stones left by the Knights Templar at Abbazia del Goleto.
About the Producer
Located in Campania nearby the town of Taurasi , Antica Hirpinia was first founded in the seventies under the name "Enopolio di Taurasi Società Cooperativa”. After several years of abandonment, it was reborn in October 1991 as Antica Hirpinia. The coop became famous for producing the first bottle of Taurasi DOCG , vintage 1992. This unique bottle, bearing the band n° AAA 000 0001, is still jealously kept in the winery’s cellars. The second bottle was given to Pope Giovanni Paolo II, and the third one to the President of the Italian Republic, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. In 2016, it was taken over by five associates. Riccardo Cotarella is the consulting winemaker, while Valeria Cesari, MS, acts as executive winemaker and decides on the style of the wine. The overall production is 300,000 bottles per year.