Grapelive Wine of the Week
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Benito Ferrara Greco di Tufo Vigna Cicogna, DOCG, Itaian White.
This is one of the best Greco’s I’ve ever tried, though it is very unique as it shows intense smoky and liquid mineral character, with chalky citrus fruit. Without question this is serious wine with nice depth and complexity. The nose is steely, smoky with hints of white peach before a tangy palate of citrus, stone fruit and a rocky essence. The volcanic soils and tiny yields help in this wonderful white giving terroir and soul to the wine. You can taste the passion and handcrafted art in the wine making it all that much more joyful to drink.
($28 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive