GRECO DI MATERA
2019 Le Paglie DOC Battifarano
This is not the Greco di Tufo of Campania, but Greco di Matera of Basilicata – an attractive alfresco sipper with a pleasingly spicy quality backed up by juicy stone fruit flavours and etched with a citrusy freshness on the finish. (Part of Southern Italy: What's hot right now by Anthony Rose) Decanter Magazine (Feb 2020)
*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
If Italy is a boot, you'll find this brilliant winery on the coast in the arch of the foot, in the southern part of Basilicata. The Battifarano farm has been owned and worked by the same family for more than five centuries.
The focus moved to wine in the 1930s and Francesco, who currently heads up the family business, is the second generation to be a trained agronomist.
This has lead to a great focus on identifying the perfect sites for each of the different varieties grown here. The aim is, to as transparently as possible, transfer their great terroir into the wine in every bottle.
Minimal interventions are made and the results speak for themselves. These are the very purest expressions of the local Basilicata varieties Primitivo and Greco, dishing up excellent value, top quality wines that are simply a pleasure to drink.
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