Greco di Tufo: a millennial origin
Completely surrounded by vineyards, the province of Avellino offers internationally renowned wines such as Greco di Tufo, Taurasi and Fiano. The most ancient vine of the Avellinese is without doubt the Greco di Tufo, from which the homonymous wine is obtained, imported from the Greek region of Thessaly, from the Pelagi. The confirmation of the millennial origin of this vine is given by the discovery in Pompei of a fresco dating back to the first century BC. where the "Greek wine" is explicitly mentioned. The cultivation of the Greco vine was first spread on the slopes of Vesuvius and then in other areas of the province of Avellino, where it took the name of Greco di Tufo.
A Docg Wine
Greco di Tufo is a wine that benefits from the mention Docg. As such it is produced in eight Municipalities of the province of Avellino. It is one of the few whites in Italy that lends itself to aging. Area of production of the Greco di Tufo: entire territory of the municipalities of Tufo, Altavilla Irpina, Chianche, Montefusco, Prata di Principato Ultra, Petruro Irpino, Santa Paolina and Torrioni, in the province of Avellino. The role of viticulture for Irpinia was so important that the railway line Avellino Rocchetta Sant'Antonio was given the name of "Wine Railroad".