Named after his wife Dora Di Paolo, Terredora Di Paolo was founded by Walter Mastroberardino in 1978 with a simple premise—to fill glasses with the taste of the fascinating and generous land that is Campania, which he attributed to “the benefits of volcanoes and sunshine.” And he was right: viticulture is in its element thanks to an abundance of sunshine, dry hot summers, mild winters, a long growing season, and volcanic soil, which ensured phylloxera was kept at bay. The coastal Mediterranean breezes blow in from the Tyrrhenian Sea and across the Apennine mountains to temper the heat, encouraging a bright acidity in the fruit.
Forming the “shin” of Italy’s boot, Campania is one of the country’s oldest wine regions and produces a wide variety of styles, with four of its appellations holding the coveted DOCG ranking: Aglianico del Taburno and Taurasi (the two red wines), and Fiano di Avellino and Greco Di Tufo (the two white wines). Today we offer the latter, Terredora’s Greco di Tufo. The wine is made from 100% Greco (though by law up to 15% of Coda di Volpe Bianca is also permitted) and Tufo refers to both the village from which the wine originated and the type of rock on which the village was built. As mentioned above, the vines in this region benefit greatly from cooler summer temperatures, persistent sunshine, and volcanic and limestone soils. In the glass, the 2020 Greco is a bright golden color, with aromas of lemon zest and white flowers. On the palate it is medium bodied, with flavors of pear and green apple, carried along by a vibrant minerality and salty, mouthwatering acidity. The wine is absolutely delicious and an easy pairing with anything from the sea.
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