Showing a golden straw hue, this wine is Greco aging gracefully; full of evolved, honeyed aromas. The palate is vibrant, focused and mineral. Greco’s inherent acidity keeps this wine alive and exquisitely structured. Mastroberardino’s Vintage bottling illustrates how the ancient and noble Greco varietal is capable of improving with time in bottle.
Wine Spectator 89 points - Mature yet fresh, with a porcelainlike texture to the complex core of lemon curd, lanolin, dried melon and spice character that expands on the fine, chalky finish. Drink now. 335 cases made.
(Jun 15 2012)
Made in exactly the same fashion as MastroberardinoR17;s standard Greco di Tufo, the vintage line is produced in small quantities and is intended to show the world what this indigineous grape variety is capable of when allowed to age in proper conditions. This wine is only exposed to stainless steel tanks and glass bottle. Absolutely every element of complexity and character derives directly from the Greco grape.
100% Greco di Tufo
|Today, Mastroberardino is universally acknowledged to have been the most important guardian of the viticultural and oenological heritage of the Roman age. Under the patronage of the ”Presidenza della Repubblica,” the winery has been appointed to reintroduce vine growing in the ancient city of Pompeii. The family-based firm has long championed the indigenous varieties of Campania: Aglianico, Falanghina, Fianco, Piedirosso, Greco and Coda di Volpe.
|Excellent with seafood, grilled fish, poultry, cold dishes and as an aperitif.