Greco di Tufo, Lapilli

Type: White Wine
Style: Ripe & Fruit Driven
Vintage: 2019
Grape Variety: Greco
ABV: 13.0%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Wine Notes
Flavours Almond, Apricot, Pear
About the wine

The Greco di Tufo from Lapilli is a tightly packed gift of mineral purity that dances with elegant stone fruit character alongside a dried herb edge. In short, this is a phenomenal drop for the price and a rare find in the Campania region that is known for its premium white wines. Subtle but clear notes of peach and apricot hop out of the glass and they give way to bitter almond and dried sage. The complexity carries onto the palate but here the stone fruits are joined by a steely like undercurrent that weaves beautifully with a soaring acidity and surprising roundness. A lot going on but all in perfect balance that slips down so harmoniously, with the mineral peachy flavours lingering long after your sip. This has the structure to stand up to white meats - grilled chicken breast would be a great pair, as would most shellfish dishes with a subtle sweetness.

About the wine

This 100% Greco wine comes from the highest vineyards that the Lapilli winery owns, up to 450m above sea level. Grown on the volcanic influenced Tufo soils that are high in limestone, it is the terrain that helps produce concentrated, mineral whites in the region. Of course, the Lapilli family play their part too and they have been growing grapes for wine since the 1960s as part of their small estate. They produce exquisite, varietally typical and regionally representative whites at incredible prices – a combination that isn’t easy to come by in Campania. The Lapilli Greco di Tufo is produced from vines that have an average age of 20 yrs. Thanks to the altitude, the grapes aren’t harvested until the end of October and, following fermentation, the wine spends three months in tank.