2015 Terredora di Paolo Greco di Tufo Loggia della Serra

Year: 2015
Appellation: Campania
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 88
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$13.95

NEW RELEASE!

"Lightly floral and fresh, this lithe, light-bodied white offers a stony undertow and pretty notes of white cherry, lemon zest and pickled ginger. Drink now through 2018. 13,333 cases made.–AN " (WS)

CHARMING, DRY $13.95 ITALIAN WHITE, A PERFECT WINE FOR AN ITALIAN DINNER 2015 GRECO DI TUFO, Est. Btld. TERREDPRA DIPAOLO

Just as the aforementioned $14.99 red Dolcetto de Alba was a perfect modest price bottle to serve with numerous types of Italian cuisine, this medium to full-bodied dry white $13.95 Greco di Tufo with its crisp appealing acid and aromas and flavors of green apples, apricots, peaches and citrus fruit particularly ripe lemons and tangerines is a fine companion with Italian appetizers, shellfish, grilled and sautéed fish as well as chicken and I can see it happily with a pizza topped with vegetables and/or types of seafood like anchovies and shrimp (as well as non-cooked smoked salmon).

The word GRECO means Greek in Italian which is where this grape originally came from and was brought to Italy some 2500 years ago (at least that was how it was described for thousands of years, though now there is some debate on this matter). This particular Greco di Tufo comes from the Loggia Della Serra part of Italy, whose reputation for Greco di Tufo wines is unequalled.

RATING: 90/91

PRICE: $13.95, *** bargain

WHERE: Los Angeles Wine Co.

(Martin's Guide To Wine Bargains) Winery Notes:
The Greco variety was originally cultivated on the slopes of Vesuvius, where it was given the name Lacryma Christi. It was later planted in the province of Avellino, where it was given the denomination Greco di Tufo. The refined personality of the wine is in sharp contrast with the wild nature of the Irpinia, where it is made. This contrast is the result of the area’s dedication to simplicity which has been re-needed by years of winemaking.