Intense aromas of white flowers and stone fruits with a mineral and lemon zesty finish.
One of the main protagonists in the renaissance of Southern Italian wines, Feudi di San Gregorio has carved out a reputation for making truly world-class wines in less than 30 years. The company began in the mid 1980s with the aim of safeguarding local traditions and unlocking the potential of key indigenous grapes such as Fiano, Greco, Falanghina and Aglianico.
The climate was stable in 2018 and water reserves from winter snowfall nourished the vines throughout the warm growth period. Good diurnal temperature differences were noted, which helped to build flavor concentration and balancing acidity in the fruit. The whites were harvested in mid September in order to preserve the acidity, with excellent results. The reds were harvested slightly later and show fresh, vibrant wines. Overall 2018 is considered to be a good vintage.
The beautiful Feudi di San Gregorio vineyards are spread out over lush and gentle hills in Sorbo Serpico, about an hour from Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The soils are uniquely volcanic, sandstone and marl. Each vineyard is closely monitored with a meteorological station, and the technologies of the new state-of-the-art wine cellar ensures that each vintage comes as close to perfection as possible.
The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness and then fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 16 to 18°C. The wine was then matured for five months in stainless steel tanks on its lees, which imparted texture and complexity.
The nose and palate are intense and persistent with notes of delicate white flowers and stone fruits. A refreshing, well-balanced wine with a long, clean and zesty-lemon finish.