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Angelo Muto has baptized his Greco di Tufo with the name "Miniere" which in Italian means "mine" … this refers to the specific territory where his grapes grow, the land above / around an ancient sulpher mine in the Tufo region. And the result … a wine with a magnificent and pure balance - one would be tempted to say 'tension' - between fruit and minerality. An authentic Greco that is easy to drink while at the same time complex and with authority.
The Cantina dell’Angelo winery has been managed by the Muto family since 3 generations and it was Angelo, the last generation, who decided in 2008 to focus on making his own wine as opposed to contributing his grapes to the local consortium.
The vineyards of Cantina dell’Angelo are all located in the Tufo village in the Campania region in Southen Italy, just south east of Naples, one of only eight villages legally allowed to produce the Greco di Tufo DOCG wine.
Greco di Tufo is arguably the region's most prestigious white wine, made predominantly from the grape variety that shares its name. The Greco di Tufo grape is a clone of Greco Bianco and is believed to have been introduced to Campania by the Pelasgians, an ancient people from Thessaly in Greece. The name Tufo refers not only to one of the villages from which the wine comes, but also the type of rock on which the village was built. In the case of Cantina dell’Angelo their vineyards are partially located in an area that used to be a Sulphur / Brimstone mine back in the year ‘800.