Greco di Tufo is the most noble of the southern Italian grapes. It was known in ancient times as Aminea gemella, as it developed a large number of double clusters. According to Aristotle, the vines of Aminee came from Thessaly, the land of origin of the Thessalians who settled in Campania and planted the Greco vines on the slopes of Vesuvius. Pliny and Virgil wrote that the grapes of Aminee have been enjoyed since antiquity for their capacity of producing wines with aging potential. The site of Tufo has been for centuries one of cultivation of Greco, given the virtues of the extraordinary characteristics of its soil. These crisp white wines show aromatic notes of peach, pear and almond with a distinct minerally streak. The chalky soils around Tufo impart minerality, freshness and length.
Colour: Straw yellow with bright golden highlights
Aroma: Varied and intense, with distinct sensations of fresh fruit, from green plum to white pear, with delicate balsamic notes of mint
Taste: Full of green plum and notes of balsamic of mint. Full in the mouth with a lively acidity and spicy minerality typical of the territory.
Vinification:Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 16/18 °C, followed by 3 months maturation on the lees with batonage in stainless steel tanks.
Serve at: 8°-10°C
Grape: 100% Greco
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Awards: Gambero Rosso 3 Bicchieri 2012
Robert Parker awarded Cutizzi 92 points:
“The 2016 Greco di Tufo Cutizzi is an expressive and authentic expression with slightly harder lines and denser texture. This is a compact and well-built wine with vibrant tones of citrus, peach and exotic fruit. This wine offers a unique punch to the palate with extra nerve and muscle. The finish is dry and mineral driven.” Monica Larner August 2017.