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Greco Calabria IGT

Greco Bianco is the name of one or perhaps several, usually noble, white grape varieties currently grown in Southern Italy (e.g. in Campania it is produces the respected DOCG dry white Greco di Tufo). It is believed to have existed on the Ionian coast since the Magna Grecia, during which time it was referred to as "aminea". The Greco Bianco is generally cultivated in the form of Alberello. It is a hardy and resistant vine of abundant and consistent production. It rarely suffers from molds, moths or adverse climatic conditions. The Greco Bianco, akin to the Gaglioppo, has an elevated sugar content with medium to high acidity.

Owner: Alberto and Antonio Statti
Website: www.statti.com
Winemaker: N. Colombo and V. Bambina
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Greco Bianco

Vineyard Location: Lamezia Terme
Orientation: South West
Elevation: 450 ft
Trellising: Vertical trellising
Soil: Medium textured, clay containing some organic matter

Grapes are pressed with partial skin contact. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature (60-62°F) in stainless steel tanks for 10/12 days.

Aging Process
4 months in stainless steel tanks of 50/100 Hl. In the bottle for 2/4 months before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Golden yellow, with brilliant highlights
Bouquet: Well-integrated fruit and spice notes, with herbaceous tones and hints of almonds, white flowers and toast
Flavor: Soft and rounded, but with tangy fruit and a finish of roasted almonds
Pairings: Excellent with vitello tonnato, international seafood-based dishes, especially when roasted

Alcohol Content: 12%
Serving Temperature: 50-54°F
Production: 40,000 bottles