VALUE: Excellent (9/10)


PAIRING: crab cakes with tropical fruit salsa

PATRICK'S NOTES: Another summer sipper: Greco di Tufo—this wonderful crisp white wine represents the best of Italian white wine with its rich, slightly aromatic nose rounded out with a smooth slightly minerally palate with a touch of apples and easy acids. This ancient Roman grape sings Italian. I give this an easy #92points thanks to it being an amazingly complex wine.

JAKE'S NOTES: A great example of an Italian white wine.

Greco di Tufo is a highly regarded DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) in Campania (best known for the city of Naples, the island of Capri, and the Amalfi coast).

Greco Bianco is thought to have been planted in antiquity by the Greeks, centuries before Christ.

This is an old world food wine, but quaffs fine on its own if you like dry, clean white wine. This is an unoaked white but there is a very slight round carmelly aspect to it that reminds me of Veneto (a northern Italian white varietal). In my humble opinion---Greco Bianco tends to make a much better wine than Pinot Grigio, the Italian white grape with which most Americans are familiar.

It ages fast; drink it young.

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