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Donnachiara Greco di Tufo 2020

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    Full expression of it’s territory, the heart of Greco di tufo, with a specific attention to all the factors of maturation of it’s aromas.

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    Donnachiara, Italy
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    Chiara was born in "Irpinia" region and she was raised on an Aglianico vineyard, family-owned since '800. She grew to love these charming lands, This passion was passed on across the family, woman to woman for 5 generations, now to ilaria petitto, chiara’s daughter, only responsible today of keeping alive this family tradition made of magic scents and atmospheres. From this love and respect springs new winery, a small but precious jewel. Located in this spectacular land with a tradition of wine making that stretches back over a thousand years, Chiara's winery is equipped with the most advanced control instruments for both the production and the storage of the great Irpinian wines. The quality of the wine produced is in the heart of our company's philosophy which is in part achieved in our ownership of the vineyards, the careful and passionate attention to which yield the most bountiful grapes and precious wines.
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    A winemaking renaissance is underfoot in Campania as more and more small, artisan and family-run wineries redefine their style with vineyard improvements and cellar upgrades. The region boasts a cool Mediterranean climate with extreme coastal, as well as high elevation mountain terroirs. It is cooler than one might expect in Campania; the region usually sees some of the last harvest dates in Italy.

    Just south of Mount Vesuvio, the volcanic and sandy soils create aromatic and fresh reds based on Piedirosso and whites, made from Coda di Volpe and Falanghina. Both reds and whites go by the name, Lacryma Christi, meaning the "tears of Christ." South of Mount Vesuvio, along the Amalfi Coast, the white varieties of Falanghina and Biancolella make fresh, flirty, mineral-driven whites, and the red Piedirosso and Sciasinoso vines, which cling to steeply terraced coastlines, make snappy and ripe red wines.

    Farther inland, as hills become mountains, the limestone soil of Irpinia supports the whites Fiano di Avellino, Falanghina and Greco di Tufo as well as the most-respected red of the south, Aglianico. Here the best and most age-worthy examples come from Taurasi.

    Farther north and inland near the city of Benevento, the Taburno region also produces Aglianico of note—called Aglianico del Taburno—on alluvial soils. While not boasting the same heft as Taurasi, these are also reliable components of any cellar.

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    A late-ripening, medium-bodied variety from Campania, Greco delivers a relatively high acidity and flaunts an invigorating mineral character alongside fresh citrus, stone fruitand herb flavors. Somm Secret—The name Tufo comes from the soft, volcanic rock found all over in the subsoil of the region where Greco thrives.

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