The Mastroberardino family, leaders in Italian viticulture, are largely responsible for the revival and elevation of Irpinian and Campanian winemaking post WWII. Their efforts ignited a resurgence in quality red and white wine production in all of Southern Italy. Working primarily with Campania’s ancient, native varietals, Fiano, Greco, and Aglianico, Mastroberardino has resuscitated would-be extinct grapes into world class varieties.
VINIFICATION: The terroir of Irpinia is well suited for viticulture, for its unique volcanic microclimate, due to Mt. Vesuvius. The neighboring Partenio and Terminio mountain ranges contribute to the suitable growing climate of the region. Native to Campania, Greco is one of the top white varietals of the region. Fermented in stainless steel, this wine is fresh and lively. This wine is sourced from vineyards located mainly on chalky-clay soils with a South-East exposure, at an average 350m a.s.l. Guyot pruned vines are espalier trained, with a plant density of 3,000 vines/ha. Yields average to 8,000 kg/ha (7,140 lbs/acres) and 2,6 kg/vine (5,80 lbs/vine). The average vine age is 15 years. Grapes are hand-harvested in mid-October. Vinification in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature, with one month of bottle aging.
TASTING NOTES: Straw yellow. An intense bouquet of tropical fruit and white flowers. Fresh and fruity on the palate, with lively acidity.
FOOD PAIRING: An excellent aperitif wine, or great with light appetizers, fresh fish, and salads.