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Greco di Sannio, La Guardiense

GUAR005
A full flavoured italian dry white.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Italy
Sub Region:
Sannio
Body:
Soft, fruity and aromatic
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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La Guardiense

The winery is situated in the Santa Lucia area of Guardia Sanframondi in the very heart of the southern Italian province of Benevento. Geographically this is part of Campania, but to understand the real identity of this land you have to fully appreciate the particular historical background of the area. This is the homeland of the ancient Samnite people, and is a land of undulating hills and plains which even has its own particular micro-climate that protects it from the excesses of heat and cold. In fact it is well protected both by the Matese mountain chain that separates it from the Molise region, and by the Taburno massif that cuts it off from the coast.

Tasting Notes

Greco is one of the most characterful Italian whites, grown mainly in southern Italy. Guardiene’s Greco has a rich pine nut, honeysuckle and butterscotch notes which are beautifully off-set by juicy, tart green apple and pineapple fruit flavours. This full-textured wine would pair very well with a mozzarella and tomato salad or a seafood risotto.

Food Matches

Try with buffalo mozzarella, light starters and fish and shellfish based dishes and vegetable salads.