Greco di Tufo is one of the rare white wines to have a great aging potential. This ancient and prestigeous vine was brought in the province of Avellino by Pelasgians from Thessaly in Greece, in the first century BC.
The estates of Tufo and Petruro Irpino are sited mainly on mid-mixture, loose and well drained soils on a South-East exposure and on avarage at 450 m a.s.l. The training system is the espalier with guyot pruning with a density of plantation of 3,000 vines/hectare (about 1,200 vines/acre) on average and an yeald of about 8,000 kg/ha (7,140 lbs/acres) and 2.6 kg/vine (5.8 lbs/vine).
The name of the estate of Tufo clearly indicates the geological origin of the land on which the town stands. The small village was one of the most important mining centers in the south of Italy for the extraction of sulphur, which still makes itself evident in the aromatic and gustatory profile of the wines obtained in this terroir.
The most distinctive feature of Greco di Tufo DOCG obtained from this site is expressed through notes of acidity along with sulphuric minerality. Aromatic notes typical of the variety emerge during ageing.
The vineyard of Petruro Irpino is situated on the border with the town of Tufo, characterized by the presence of soil rich in clay and stones. This grape of ancient nobility has found in the eight municipalities of Irpinia, on a piece of land enclosed in 61 square kilometres, on the hills which accompany the Sabato river, its ideal location. The ancient planting of Greco in this area led to a perfect adaptation of the variety to the environment, in harmony with the climate, which is unusual here compared to other areas of Southern Italy.