Greco di Tufo
Greco di Tufo is an Italian white grape variety and DOCG region. The grape is most revered in the eponymous Greco di Tufo Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG), one of four DOCG areas located in Campania. The Campania region boasts more DOCG zones than any other southern Italian region, and Greco di Tufo is considered one of the best white wine appellations of the region, alongside Fiano di Avellino DOCG.
Greco di Tufo is a clone of Greco Bianco. It ripens late, enjoying the Mediterranean climate and long, warm growing season of Southern Italy.
Greco di Tufo is named after the tiny town of Tufo in Avellino, Campania. The name Tufo is derived from “tuff;” the soft, volcanic rock that makes up the subsoil of the region. This distinctive soil is thought to impart a particular minerality to the wine flavor profile.
Greco di Tufo wines tend to show a dark lemon or gold color, darker than many white wines. Though not overly aromatic, Greco di Tufo wines are known to show characteristics of spice, herb and citrus. On the palate, the wines are medium- to full-bodied and relatively high in acidity.
Flavors will range from citrus, white fruit and stone fruit, and top examples will have a distinctive mineral character. Poor examples can be overly bitter or tart, though quality producers will strive for balance and ensure that this aspect is not overpowering. The wines drink well when young, though quality examples are capable of aging. Over time, mature Greco di Tufo will develop more herbal flavors.
DOCG regulations stipulate that Greco di Tufo must be made with at least 85% of the Greco grape, with up to 15% of other approved varieties allowed in the blend. Most often, the other variety used is Coda di Volpe, another Campanian variety.
Outside of Campania, the Greco bianco grape can be found in Puglia, Lazio and Tuscany. Greco di Tufo should not be confused with Greco di Bianco DOC, a distinct Calabrian appellation for sweet wines produced from partially dried grapes. The term Greco Nero, used to refer to at least five distinct Calabrian red grape varieties, is also unrelated.
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Feudi di San Gregorio 2021 Cutizzi (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyThe nose of this Greco di Tufo is a combination of jalapeños, ...See Full Review$38
Feudi di San Gregorio 2021 Greco Di Tufo (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyThe nose on this Greco is a dive into the tropics, from ...See Full Review$28
Vesevo 2021 Greco di TufoSouthern ItalyThis has aromas of peach and tropical fruit. Reflecting the nose, the ...See Full ReviewN/A
Corte del Golfo 2021 Greco di TufoSouthern ItalyAromas of tropical fruit and citrus carry over to the palate along ...See Full Review$20
Torricino 2020 Raone Riserva (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyThis mineral-driven white has aromas recalling struck match, crushed stone and a ...See Full Review$25
Torricino 2021 Greco di TufoSouthern ItalyThis racy white has aromas of lemon zest, lime and stone fruit. ...See Full Review$18
Petilia 2021 Greco di TufoSouthern ItalyBotanical herb, spring blossom and citrus aromas form the subtle nose. Taking ...See Full Review$19
Villa Raiano 2020 Ponte dei Santi (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyHeady aromas of white spring wildflowers, stone fruit and Mediterranean herbs lead ...Editors’ ChoiceSee Full Review$33
Villa Raiano 2021 Greco di TufoSouthern ItalyWhite spring flower, beeswax, stone fruit and Mediterranean herb aromas all meld ...See Full Review$20
Mastroberardino 2017 Stilèma (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyDelicate scents recalling spring blossoms, white and yellow stone fruit, flinty mineral ...See Full Review$60
Feudi di San Gregorio 2018 Studi Chianchetelle (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyMore expressive than its Greco siblings in the Feudi Studi line, this ...See Full Review$60
Feudi di San Gregorio 2018 Studi Ariella (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyDelicate scents of white stone fruit, hawthorn and citrus come together on ...Cellar SelectionSee Full Review$60
Feudi di San Gregorio 2020 Cutizzi (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyAromas of white spring flowers, beeswax and wet stone along with a ...See Full Review$45
Feudi di San Gregorio 2018 Studi Nassano (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyAromas of spring blossoms and white stone fruit waft out of the ...See Full Review$60
Villa Raiano 2019 Ponte dei Santi (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyDelicate aromas recalling white spring flowers, crushed botanical herbs and white stone ...See Full Review$36
Quintodecimo 2019 Jaune D'Arles (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalyAromas of sea breeze, stone fruit and citrus waft out of the ...See Full Review$48
Villa Raiano 2020 Greco di TufoSouthern ItalyRacy and bone-dry, this radiant white has delicate scents of citrus blossoms ...Editors’ ChoiceSee Full Review$20
Feudi di San Gregorio 2020 Greco di TufoSouthern ItalySpring blossom, wild herb and cantaloupe aromas waft out of the glass ...See Full Review$22
Mastroberardino 2020 Nova Serra (Greco di Tufo)Southern ItalySpring blossom, ripe stone fruit and citrus aromas come to the forefront. ...See Full Review$30
Corte del Golfo 2020 Greco di TufoSouthern ItalyThis opens with delicate aromas recalling exotic fruit and white spring flowers. ...See Full Review$20