Tre Fiori, DOCG Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy, 2017
On DOCG Greco di Tufo
The appellation, for dry white wine, was created in 2003, covering about 62 sq.km in the province of Avellino, in the region of Campania. Varietal greco wines are made around the village of Tufo. Greco characteristics. Permitted varieties are greco >=85% and code di volpe <15%.
This wine: lot No. L19924 (below front label), varietal greco di tufo, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 12.5% abv, Waitrose, £8 (08/19)
Consumer tasting note: a typically fresh and fruity Greco di Tufo, medium bodied with a profile of pear and apple, along with richer touches of stone and tropical fruit, and an edge of almond. Finishes long. Drink now, well, within a year –
RTD – Wait. No need to decant.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears [no deposit].
Nose: clean, medium (+) intensity, youthful, with aromas as they come, of ripe pear, white peach, stewed dessert apple with an edging of powdered ginger, and a touch of pineapple.
Palate: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity, a low-key grip, with flavours of stewed apple with a cidery edge, hint of stone fruit, hint of tropical fruit, touch of almond on the end. A long length with a clean finish, and a light touch of almond on the end.
Quality: good, well balanced acidity with alcohol, suiting the modest flavour intensity and concentration; fresh and youthful, for early drinking, showing some complexity, with a pleasant long length, and interesting almond touch on the end.
Drinking readiness/ageing potential: drink now, unsuited to ageing, but will keep for a year, perhaps two – well balanced now with a sound acid backbone, a modest fruity wine made for early consumption.