Corte Della Monaca

Greco Di Tufo Riserva DOCG 2021

Private Collection

Bottles produced n. 600

Corte Della Monaca - Altavigna

Greco di Tufo “Corte della Monaca” is one of the most interesting interpretations of this extraordinary white berried grape. It is produced with a soft pressing of whole bunches followed by a short cryo-maceration. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in cement tanks.
It matures for 12 months in French oak barriques and completes its refinement with at least 6 months in the bottle before being released for sale. In the glass it shows a brilliant golden yellow color.
The nose is gentle, with elegant sensations of jasmine, it opens on aromas of white flowers, aromas of citrus fruits and ripe yellow fruits. Full-bodied, intense, balanced palate with an energetic, loaded sip, rich and expressive fruit, accompanying a long finish of vibrant mineral freshness.
A wine dedicated to those who love important, intense, structured and long-lived whites. It is not subject to clarification treatment.


Data Sheet


White wine


Greco di Tufo Riserva D.O.C.G.

Grape variety

Greco 100%

Grape origin

Santa Paolina/ Tufo AV




400/600m s.l.m.



Plant density

3300 vines per hectare

Training system



80 quintals per hectare

Hatvest period

Second decade of October


Destemming, soft pressing.


In concrete tanks


12 months in 225-litre French oak barrels. (barriques)


6 months in the bottle

Organoleptics characteristics

Elegant sensations of jasmine, opens with aromas of ripe yellow fruit and woody. Full, intense taste, balanced with an energetic and full sip, rich and expressive fruit, which accompanies a long finish of vibrant mineral freshness.


The freshness and sapidity of this wine means that it goes very well with fatty dishes. Ideal with seafood, grilled fish and fresh cheeses, but also with structured dishes such as white meats in sauce.

Serving temperature

12 – 14°C

Alcohol content

14% vol

Greco di Tufo

Historical background

The indigenous inhabitants probably already cultivated vines when the Greek colonisers arrived in the area, but the first historical trace of viticulture dates back to the 1st century BC. This is a fresco in Pompeii where it reads “Greek wine”. Its diffusion starts on the slopes of Vesuvius and arrives in the Avellino area where it is known as Greco di Tufo.

Production area

Greco di Tufo is an Italian wine that benefits from the mention Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). As such, it is produced in eight municipalities in the province of Avellino: Tufo, Altavilla Irpina, Chianche, Montefusco, Prata di Principato Ultra, Petruro Irpino, Santa Paolina and Torrioni.


The soils have young profiles and most often rest directly on either hard, compact rock or soft clayey and sandy rocks. Skeleton, both siliceous and calcareous, is scarce while clay abounds (up to 50% of the fine soil), sometimes mixed with silt and/or sand, so there are heavy soils (clayey, clay-loamy) and light soils (sandy-clayey). The soils have the following characteristics: There is an abundant concentration of exchangeable magnesium, an element that positively influences lignification and the organoleptic characteristics of wines. Good concentration of boron, copper, manganese and zinc. The high clay content protects the soil from summer drought and thus allows for a more regular ripening of the grapes and a normal level of acidity. The richness in potassium and magnesium gives the wines intensity of aroma, good structure and balance.


The summer climate is mild, the winter is harsh with even snowfall. It is conditioned by the considerable woodedness of the surrounding mountains. Sunny days are very high as are frequent spring frosts, even late frosts. The summer period is very dry (6% of annual rainfall).


OWC x 3

Greco di Tufo x3

OWC x 6

Greco di Tufo x1

Annate prodotte

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Years produced

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021