2018 PIPOLI, Greco/Fiano, Vigneti del Vulture. Basilicata, Italy
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Area: From the deep south of Italy, Basilicata is a poor and little-know region. On the volcanic soils of Mount Vulture excellent red is made from the Aglianico grape. Now, using modern winemaking, some exciting whites, like this, are also emerging.
Grape Variety: 60% Greco, 40% Fiano.
Producer: Vigneti del Vulture was a small under-performing co-operative, recently taken over and radically brought up to date by Valentino Sciotti, with help of consultant Alberto Antonini.
Food Match: This does the Pinot Grigio job so much better - a fresh, dry white for drinking at any time and with any light dish....
Old Bridge Rating: Essentially a light, crisp thirst-quencher, but both Greco and Fiano have genuine character, so there's no lack of perfume and length.
£12.95 per bottle
£12.30 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£11.66 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles