Move aside Chablis, Greco is the new kid in town and he is on fire. Ferrante looks at his wine like children, and he calls this his “straight A” student. It is by the book, perfect and classic in every way.
Certified sustainable, hand-harvested, members of the independent winegrowers association, vegan, and 400 cases produced annually.
The legend has it that in 1647 Scipione di Marzo, first known ancestor of the family, left his hometown of San Paolo Belsito, near the town of Nola, to flee from the plague that was ravaging the region. He took with him some vines of a local white variety called at the time “Greco del Vesuvio” or “Greco di Somma”. Once settled in Tufo, he planted this variety in a region previously planted mostly in red. So he became the founder of the wine Greco di Tufo.
Throughout the centuries the di Marzo family became one of the major landowners in the region. In 1866, Francesco di Marzo, while riding on his estate, saw some shepherds burning rocks to keep warm. While examining these rocks, he understood they were burning brimstone found on his land. With this discovery, the family began a large mining activity of natural brimstone, essential for agriculture. The company supplied farmers around the region and employed up to 500 people up to the early 1980’s when the mines ran out.
The di Marzo’s have been members of parliament, senators, and leaders in the region for generations. They were very essential in the development of the railway in the region and even founded the local car race called “Principe di Piemonte.” With a winemaking tradition that dates back to the 16th century, Cantine di Marzo did get registered officially as an Azienda Agricola with the Chamber of Commerce in 1833, thus being the most ancient winery in the Campania region, and one of the oldest in Southern Italy.
100% Chardonnay from 30-year-old vines grown in the most renowned lieu-dit of Puligny, located just five meters from Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet. Simply put, this wine is basically Montrachet without with price tag. Lovers of world-class White Burgundy, I’d jump.
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, 12 months in 456L barrels (40% new) and 6 months in stainless steel.
Pinot Grigio from the Alps is in a completely different bracket than the rest of Italian Pinot Grigio. It drinks like Chablis, with the texture and saline tinge you get from high alpine whites. We promise you, this ain’t your average bottle of PG.
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation and only 150 cases produced.
This is a team favorite that we had to bring back for the launch of club. It’s bright, fresh, citrus-driven and our gaux-to pairing with sushi or Thai pairing!
Organic farming practices, dry-farmed, hand-harvested, and native yeast fermentation.
This wine drinks like premier cru white burgundy for the price of Sancerre. Sign. Me. Up.
Organic farming practices and only 150 cases produced.