WINE OF THE WEEK: *finest Greco Beneventano 2016, Campania, Italy


£8 until 1 January, Tesco


Since I included this southern Italian in my Festive White Wine Guide last week, I've discovered that it's on offer, down from £9, until January 1, making it an even better buy. It's also in a large number of stores (864), so it's a useful wine to have on your list in the frantic run-up to Christmas and the quiet days before New Year (and the Tesco *finest label can be peeled off). The wine itself is crisp, dry and unoaked and should pass muster with those who normally rely on Pinot Grigio, as well as appealing to those who are looking for more regional and varietal character (Campania being the region and Greco the grape variety). There's a delicately refreshing prickle of carbon dioxide, then a burst of crisp, sappy, lemon, orange and pear flavours and a murmur of apricot. It finishes on a mouthwatering lemon-peel note, but not before it has shown an attractively supple texture. The producer is Feudi di San Gregorio, whose Aglianico and Sirica reds I've written about this year. Call it up as an aperitif or with fish, seafood, salads or vegetable dishes.

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