Greco di Tufo, "Terrantica"
Greco di Tufo, is the oldest grape variety of the Avellino area. It was imported from the Greek region of Thessaly by the Pelasgian peoples.
A confirmation of the millennial origin of the Greco di Tufo wine was provided by the discovery of a fresco at Pompeii, traced in the 1st century BC. A brief poetical inscription was added to the fresco, apparently by a frustrated lover: “You are truly cold, Bytis, made of ice, if last night not even Greco wine could warm you up.”
The Greco variety was originally cultivated on the slopes of Vesuvius, where it was given the name Lacryma Christi. It was later planted in the province of Avellino, where it was given the denomination Greco di Tufo.
Appellation: Greco di Tufo DOCG
Type: white, dry
Grape Variety: 100% Greco di Tufo