Benito Ferrara is a small 12.5ha estate in the hills near Tufo, a small village in the hills of Campania in south-central Italy - the name derives from the fluffy volcanic rock that is present throughout the region. The finest wines made from Greco in all of Italy are found here.
Campania's most celebrated wines come from this district in the province of Avellino. Steep mountains rise from the area to the east of Naples and continue toward the border with Puglia. It is thickly forested with chestnut trees, wild mushrooms and an almost-Alpine appeal with snow-capped mountains.
Benito Ferrara is run by fourth generation viticulturalists Gabriella Ferrara and her husband Sergio. Gabriella's great-grandfather planted vines on his property but they only bottled their first wines in 1991.
Terra Uva is the estate wine from Benito Ferrara and is terrific. Loaded with golden peaches, a salty tang and a richness of texture that is light but works well with richer seafood dishes.
Origin: Greco di Tufo / Campania / Italy