Capolino Perlingieri 2017 'Vento' Greco, Campania IGP
Item Number: 13545
Sub Region: Campania
Appellation/AVA: Campania IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Greco
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic clay
Elevation: 820 to 980 feet
Vineyard Notes: Perlingieri owns 13 hectares of vineyards in Solopaca, in a province of Benevento (Sannio), which is near Monte Taburno.
Winemaking Notes: Vento is 100% estate-grown Greco (the same variety used for Greco di Tufo). Harvest is manual. The bunches are destemmed and run through a sorting table to remove leaves and stems (a technique that is normal for expensive, fine wines but not at all common in this area or at this price). The grapes are in contact with the skins for a short time and then softly pressed. Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Wine ages for 8 months in stainless steel before a minimum of 12 months in the bottle. Vento Greco does not go through malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: The medium-bodied palate is round and lush with good acidity and persistent fruit. The minerality and acidity shines in its youth. Honey, apricot, almond, and hints of petrol can show as it ages.
93pts (2016 Vintage) Vinous 11/6/2018
"Golden-tinged yellow; much deeper in color, as a Greco wine should be, than Pierlingeri’s Fiano and Falanghina wines. Deep aromas and flavors of ripe orchard fruit, orange oil, pineapple and savory herbs. Shows a building ripe, tactile quality and Greco’s typical tannic bite on the long, juicy finish. Outstanding Greco wine."