Appellation Guide: Greco di Bianco (Calabria, Italy)
Greco di Bianco is one of those little known Italian DOCs that can can confuse unless further investigation is carried out.
Bianco is an town located just inland off the Ionian Sea. While largely rebuilt since the 1783 earthquake which destroyed the region, the old town, or Bianco Vecchio still hints at its former glory.
A lusciously sweet wine is produced from Greco grapes planted in the areas calcerous soils, generally in the passito style. Grapes are usually harvested in the second week of September and are then left to dry out for just over a week.
Recommended producers: Cantine Jelasi |