Tenuta Cavalier Pepe, Greco di Tufo DOCG (Campania, Italy) “Grancare” 2016

($36, Romano Brands):  Greco di Tufo is one of Italy’s great white wines.  This one has slightly nutty nuances and the hint of lava-like mineral notes you’d expect from its location near Mount Vesuvius.  Bright and enlivening acidity tingles the palate.  It screams for linguine and clam sauce.  Just don’t overchill it or you lose the wine’s complexities and charms.
92 Michael Apstein Nov 19, 2019