2016 July Feudi di San Gregorio

Winery of the Month

2016-07FeudidiSanGregorioFeudi di San Gregorio was started in 1986 by the Capaldo and Ercolino families. In the 27 years that the winery has been in existence it has been at the forefront of the quality revolution in Campania wines. The winery is in the small town of Sorbo Serpico inside Campania’s Irpinia region. The fruit comes from the best sources around Campania. The region has terrific features for growing wine grapes. Good volcanic soil thanks to Mt Vesuvius, winds that bring rain, and a decidedly cooler climate than the rest of southern Italy.

Feudi specializes in local Campanian varieties. While they focus on the classic vines of the region they embrace modern technology as well. Each of their vineyards has a solar powered meteorological station on the grounds. These stations allow them to know exactly what the vines needs and when they need it.  They have also spent 20 million on modernizing the cellar. All of this investment allows them to produce wines of amazing quality and consistency.

Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina

Falanghina produces fruity wines with good acidity and this is no different. Apple and tropical fruit dominate with some light citrus and white flowers in the background. Try it with salads, seafood or risottos.

Fiano di Avellino DOCG

Fiano should be more popular than it is. Here we encounter peach and nectarine flavors with some trace almond flavors. A medium body and acidty make this a good wine to go with a lot of summer foods, or winter foods for that matter.

Greco di Tufo DOCG

Here we have what many consider to be the best white wine from the south. The wine is based entirely on the Greco Bianco variety even though DOCG rules allow up to 15% Coda di Volpa. Pear and stone fruit flavors in the front with limestone behind. A pretty wine that could stand several years of bottle aging.

Taurasi DOCG

Now we get to one of the biggest reds of Italy. Taurasi is made from the Aglianico variety. Big flavors of plum and wild cherry in the initially. After some time to breathe you will notice some mint and vanilla flavors as well.  Serve this red with heartier dishes.

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