Saturday, March 12, 2011

Perfection continues at Bottega, Yountville with Italian Greco di Tufo

Ever since Tre Bicchieri 2011, when Eleonora Guerini, senior editor of Gambero Rosso raved about an Italian region on a roll - Campania, I've been paying more attention to Greco di Tufo, one of Campania's top two white grape varieties, the other being Fiano.

So recently when I found myself lunching at Bottega restaurant in Yountville - currently Napa Valley's best foodie restaurant (IMO, along with Ad Hoc), that I've written about in the past, and I saw Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo 2009, it was an easy choice. Feudi San Gregorio is one of Campania's top producers.

Excellent, balanced, seafoody, fruit, acidity, a hint of smoke, minerals are all there. Character and depth, without heaviness or oakiness. As good a $17 bottle (at retail) of Italian white as you'll find to go with food. And the food was spectacular at Bottega yet again.

Polenta under glass. Super creamy polenta, caramelized mushrooms & balsamic game sauce.

Green-Egg and Ham. Olive oil-poached asparagus (perfect texture in your mouth!), crispy soft-boiled egg, prosciutto bits and Cambozola crema.

Burrata & English Peas, with caramelized wild mushrooms & creamy parmigiano vinaigrette.

Meyer lemon strozzapretti in dungeness crab lobster-fennel broth, basil, tarragon & crab butter.

And for reference, here is Gary Vaynerchuk talking about Greco di Tufo and this very wine.

1 comment:

Novella said...

Hi, we are happy to see that our Greco di Tufo you enjoyed! Do you know our red wines? Please let us know on our fan page “I Vini dei Feudi di San Gregorio”…we are waiting for your opinions. Greetings Novella Feudi di San Gregorio Team

Related Posts with Thumbnails