2023

GRECO

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Regular price $33.00

15% off for any order over $300

Greco is a fine, aromatic, firm, late ripening white from Campania on the south coast of Italy, which we think is well suited to our environment. This is our second 100% varietal Greco, a lighter style than the first, but still packs a punch.

This golden hued beauty boasts hints of straw, tangerine, white jasmine and caraway, with the flavours of summer; ginger, apple and pear, briny and waxy, grapefruit pith, fine tannin grip, limey acidity, saline and refreshing. Mouth-watering and perfect for warm weather and sharing with friends.

Tasting Notes.

Reviews of the 2023 Greco:

93 Points, Marcus Ellis, Halliday Wine Companion, February 2024:
"This, saw two hours in the press to ‘enhance’ the mid-palate while also picking up plenty of golden colour. Cool fermentation in tank followed by six months’ maturation in old chardonnay barrels with 10% mlf. Russet apple, Bosc pear skin, raw quince, dried ginger and tangelo pair with a briny and waxy savouriness. There’s ample grip here, making it feel more skin influenced than it is, but the pithy pitch is spot on, working with spirited acidity to add savoury food-friendly intent to the characterful flavour arc.”

Reviews of the 2022 Greco:

16.5++, Max Allen, Jancis Robinson, October 2023:
"This, the first proper crop of Greco for Hither & Yon, was the last variety they picked in McLaren Vale in 2022 – and still had such high acid that they put the wine through malo and lees-stirred in old barrels for six months to build richness. Looks a little developed, quite golden in the glass (typical of Greco), with textural savoury layers, some mandarin-peel-like waxiness, a delicious combination of richness and underlying citrus cut that should develop in a really interesting way in bottle.”

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2023:
"A new wine for H&Y, from vines planted in 2019, but gee, they are doing well. A few hours on skins and then into old wood for malo and lees stirring. Brassy colour. Nutty, saline, floral, tangerine and nashi pear. It’s spicy and offers dusty white pepper tannin, a little nutty/pastry richness, but plenty of juicy tangerine acidity, and a saline finish that’s refreshing and gently grippy. What a great debut. Highly recommended.”

Tony Love, InDaily, February 2023:
"This wine comes specifically from Sand Road, the southern Italian variety clearly loving its new home. It’s gold to light orange toned, bright and shiny – not cloudy – and is all toast and butter, roasted nuts as well with a slice in there of mandarin peel. The standout here is the textural palate, minerally and tangy with fabulous mouth-watering pithy, peppery tannins. Virtually impossible to describe the finish as it’s impossible to resist a second glass. A wonderful surprise, and will change the white wine game for trad sauvignon or chardonnay drinkers.”

 

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