2019 Mastroberadino Greco D Tufo
2019 Mastroberadino Greco D Tufo, from Campania, Italy
Winemaker Notes; Deep straw yellow. Scents of apricot, pear, apple, peach, citrus fruits, and green almonds are followed by subtle notes of sage minerals. Bright acidity carried ripe fruit flavors across the palate. This wine has excellent structure.
WEWine Enthusiast; White spring blossom, exotic fruit and peach aromas shape the enticing nose. It’s savory and medium in weight, doling out Meyer lemon, honeydew melon and ripe yellow apple before a tangy saline finish. Bright acidity lifts the juicy flavors.
Greco is a white grape variety grown mainly in Campania in Southern Italy, and particularly associated with the Greco di Tufo DOCG. The best wines can vary from fresh and herbal to full-bodied with hints of stone fruit. While the variety is sometimes (incorrectly) called Greco di Tufo, there are a number of other locations in Campania which may be seen affixed to the grape.
Mastroberardino is an Italian wine producer known for championing the local varieties of Campania, and for its part in several of its sub-regions gaining DOCG status. It is most famous for its Aglianico-based wines made under the Taurasi DOCG, but makes a wide range of wines from across the region.
The estate’s history began in the mid 18th century in Avellino when it was founded by Pietro di Berardino, but it was in 1878 when it was officially founded as a winery by Angelo Mastroberardino. Since World War II, Mastroberardino has grown in size and has become most influential winery in the Campania region, accounting for more than half of the region’s production for much of the 20th Century, and at one point more than 90 percent of the Taurasi DOCG production. The modern winery produces roughly 150,000 cases annually.