In a nutshell: A clean and crisp Southern Italian white from the Campania region east of Naples.
The lowdown: One of the main protagonists in the renaissance of southern Italian wines, Feudi di San Gregorio has carved out a reputation for making excellent wines and this, their expression of the local white grape Falanghina, is just such an example. Fermenttion took place in stainless steel to preserve the fruity aromatics and freshness and then the wine was matured for a period of four months in tank, prior to being bottled. It's fresh and intense on the nose showcasing aromas of stoned fruit and white flowers. On the palate there's a vibrancy and softness with stone fruit and floral notes coming through on the finish.
When to drink: With the freshness and balance it displays it's perfect as an aperitif or with seafood.
Feudi di San Gregorio was established in 1986 in Sorbo Serpico, a tiny village in Campanias Irpinia region, near Mount Vesuvius by the Capaldo and Ercolino families from Iripinia. Antonio Capaldo carries on the tradition as the Chairman, along with his family. They have rediscovered the identity of Mediterranean flavours through indigenous grapes such as Fiano Di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico and they are well-known for bringing a modern winemaking approach to the tradition of their native grapes.
Today they are one of the leading wineries of southern Italy producing 3.5 million bottles annually from a total of 300 hectares of vineyards. The state of the art winery is in Sorbo Serpico where they are bringong out the best of the local winemaking traditions hand in hand with a high quality, modern approach. When many producers uprooted their old vines in favour of international varieties, Feudi have held fast to the local heritage and continued to cultivate native varieties like white Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino, Falanghina, and red Aglianico.