Feudi Celebrates Irpinia DOCG Wines Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and Taurasi!

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Feudi Celebrates Irpinia DOCG Wines Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and Taurasi!

07 August 2023

20, 20 and 30 years. 2023 marks the anniversary of the three most important DOCGs of Irpinia (Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and Taurasi): the pride of Southern Italy and of the Tenute Capaldo Group – Feudi di San Gregorio, which has believed in these varieties right from the start.


Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino are both celebrating their 20th anniversary. They started as DOCs (Denominazione di origine controllata) in 1970 and became DOCGs (Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita, the highest rank in the qualitative pyramid of Italian wine) in 2003.  

It’s also a milestone for Taurasi, which became a DOC in 1970 and a DOCG on 11 Marche 1993. Taurasi was the first recognized DOCG in Southern Italy for the grape variety’s ancient history (Aglianico was imported from the Greek colonies in VII and VI BC), as well as its rich expressiveness and aging potential: today, Taurasi DOCG is undoubtedly one of the most important red wines of Italy. The Taurasi denomination – and the enological quality expressed by its producers – has certainly been the soul of Irpinia’s rural renaissance: a development model that led the territory towards a socio-economic resurgence thanks to its agri-food excellence. Taurasi’s “birthday” was celebrated last March 25-26 in the city that inspired the denomination’s name, at Castello Marchionale, which houses the Enoteca regionale per i Vini dell’Irpinia. 

GRECO DI TUFO DOCG AND FEUDI 


Feudi is undoubtedly one of the leading producers of Greco di Tufo, the most important white wine of Irpinia and one of the most renowned in Italy. The variety was probably planted for the first time around the VI-VII century B.C. by the Greek settlers who found in the hills of Irpinia the ideal home for this grape. Today, the DOCG includes eight municipalities in the province of Avellino, distributed around the town of Tufo. These are «high» vineyards located on hills ranging from 400 to 800 meters in altitude, within an ecosystem rich in water, forests and cultivated fields: an extraordinary natural amphitheater that now offers relaxing trails for hiking, e-bike or horseback riding. Greco grapes yield a wine of great personality and longevity. The chalky soils of Tufo endow the wine with pronounced minerality, freshness and persistence, allowing Greco to compete with outstanding international white wines.  

Feudi di San Gregorio is the largest Italian producer of Greco di Tufo and has been enhancing this grape variety for over 30 years, showcasing various interpretations: Goleto Greco di Tufo DOCG Riserva named after the 12th-century abbey of the same name; Cutizzi Greco di Tufo DOCG grown in one of the most expressive vineyards of the denomination; and Greco di Tufo DOCG, the «base» version aged in stainless steel.  

FIANO DI AVELLINO DOCG