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Volume II | Greco di Tufo

FEUDISTUDI: Irpinia's Vineyards and Wines.
2023 Edition

Ebook Amazon Kindle: € 18,37

Anarchic, wild, in many ways elusive profile, and a lack of immediacy, it is nonetheless incredibly popular and much appreciated even by less experienced drinkers. These are just some of the countless contradictions that narrate the story of Greco di Tufo, a white wine from the province of Avellino to which the second volume of the FEUDISTUDI: Irpinia’s Vineyards and Wines series is dedicated.

The focus is structured in the same way as our publications on Taurasi and Irpinia Campi Taurasini (Volume I) and Fiano di Avellino (Volume III), without forgetting the “zero volume” connected (Introduction | The territory, its varieties and Designations of Origin). It starts with the prologue, which summarises the white wines made from the Greco grape offered by the winery in its three lines (FEUDISTUDI, Feudi di San Gregorio and Tenute Capaldo), complete with information on the communes and place names where they are produced, in the first part it goes straight to the heart of the matter. Here you will find everything you need to know about the Tufo variety, from its historical origins to the areas where it is grown, from its agronomic and oenological to its expressive and evolutionary profile, from advice on how best to enjoy it at the table to the vintage chart.

In the second part, we explore the territorial platform on which the denomination is grafted. As always, without any claim to “zoning” in the strict sense of the word, we adopted a method of mapping by geographical sectors that allowed us to disentangle the various macro-areas where significant factors of geo-viticultural, pedoclimatic and expressive homogeneity are found. This section also includes fact sheets and maps for all the communes included in the Greco di Tufo PDO-DOCG production area.

We go into even more detail in the third part, dedicated to an in-depth examination of the most important place names in each area. Hamlets, districts and references that for their history, reputation and winegrowing tradition, in our opinion deserve to be recounted. Places and names perhaps also to be considered for possible Additional Geographical Units, should the PDO wines of the province of Avellino one day decide to adopt this extremely valid regulatory tool.

The fourth part of the volume contains a comprehensive documentation on the FEUDISTUDI vineyards where the Greco grape variety is cultivated and the wines produced from it. It includes aerial photos and technical data sheets of the vineyard parcels that contribute to the production of the whites currently included in the range, and detailed information on the vintages marketed accompanied by character profiles, descriptive notes and recommendations for consumption.

Three appendices go to form the fifth and final part. Here you will find the climatic and agronomic data collected on each vintage in which at least one Greco di Tufo-based FEUDISTUDI wine was produced, along with a detailed summary of all the tables with production data and maps related to PDO-DOCG Greco di Tufo.

Production: Feudi di San Gregorio
Author: Paolo De Cristofaro
Graphic design project: Tiziana Battista
Language: English
Format: KPF readable via Amazon Kindle application on tablets, laptops and desktops (Mac and Windows)
Pages: 146
Maps: 29
Production data tables: 6

To learn more about the project and the publications in the FEUDISTUDI: Irpinia’s Vineyards and Wines