di Marzo. Greco di Tufo 'Le Vigne'
Greco di Tufo DOCG
A wine with purpose, there is a controlled firmness beneath the floral aromas that are shot through with peach stone and honey. Intense and fresh, a mineral core with lime, jasmine, ripe herb and peach stone flavours.
The Greco is the backbone of Cantine di Marzo and this a piece of Italian wine folklore. The di Marzo family inadvertently created Greco di Tufo and the cantine has remained in the same family ever since, the vines also have remained true to the original source having been propagated in their own nursery since they were first introduced in 1647. Ferrante’s return to the cantine has seen marked improvement in wine, his ambition to move this Greco into Italy’s top echelons comes with investment in new winemaking equipment and an intensified attention to detail.
The vineyards are close to Tufo in the parishes of San Paolo and Santa Lucia. The vines are guyot trained, planted at a density of three thousand vines per hectare on South West exposure at an altitude of between three hundred and fifty and five hundred metres. The soils combine meagre volcanic elements with clay and limestone.
The Greco vines are between five and twenty years old, their genetic heritage is ensured by the Cantina’s own nursery work.
The grapes are picked by hand from mid to the end of October. Free run and lightly pressed must is fermented in temperature controlled steel tanks where the wine remains until malolactic fermentation is completed. The wine is aged on the lees and given a gentle filtration before bottling.