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    • Cirò Rosato DOC 2018

      Cirò Rosato DOC 2018

      Intense, clear colour and wonderfully fresh with a fragrance of berries and fruits. The taste is as intense and fresh as its fragrance - a wonderfully uncomplicated Rosato with character and claim! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fresh strawberry fruit and tropical white fruit hints. Finely textured strawberry fruit finish." Jancis Robinson

      • Jancis Robinson:16 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Gaglioppo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,80 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 60 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012718 ·  0,75 l · 7,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      5,75 €
    • "Asylia" Bianco Melissa DOC 2018

      “Asylia” Bianco Melissa DOC 2018

      Pure white wine from the autochthonous vine Greco. Fresh, delicately aromatic scent and very pleasant, pleasing taste, floral and fruity. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Veronelli :88 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Greco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16010318 · 0,75 l · 9,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      7,45 €
    • "Asylia" Rosso Melissa DOC 2016

      “Asylia” Rosso Melissa DOC 2016

      Dense purple garnet, intense fruity aroma reminiscent of red forest berries. Powerful and supple on the palate, seductive berry aroma, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Gaglioppo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012316 · 0,75 l · 9,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      7,45 €
    • "Critone" Bianco Val di Neto IGT 2018

      “Critone” Bianco Val di Neto IGT 2018

      The white wine classic Critone from predominantly Chardonnay offers clear aromas of yellow fruits and fresh apple scent. The elegant taste has a beautiful structure and remains fruity fresh until the remarkable finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Straw yellow. Bread crust, apple and melon on the nose and with hints of softly perfumed, white fruit. White-fruit palate with notes of lemon and a spritzy finish. Refreshing." Jancis Robinson

      • Jancis Robinson:16 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16010218 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Magno Megonio" Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2016

      “Magno Megonio” Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2016

      For lovers of autochthonous wines: notes of mulberry and pepper on the nose, compact, balanced on the palate, well balanced acidity and tannin, long with aromas of ripe raspberries and honey. A seductively elegant wine from the Magliocco grape. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This wine from Librandi is one of the bottles that put Calabria on the world wine map. A pure expression of the Magliocco grape, the 2016 Magno Megonio shows the dark color intensity and rich textural fiber that is characteristic of this indigenous grape. The wine ages in barrique for 12 months. This adds a frame of spice and cinnamon that surrounds a core of bold blackberry fruit." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Magliocco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012616 · 0,75 l · 18,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      13,90 €
    • "Gravello" Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2016

      “Gravello” Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2016

      Concentrated and excellently structured, Gravello 2016 demonstrates true greatness with its complexity. In the nose ripe, red fruits and spicy notes, combined with balsamic tones. Dense, full of substance and tannin on the palate with an extremely elegant final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lustrous mid ruby. Pretty nose of oak, marasca cherry and cassis and with a peppery edge. Hints of damson. Quite concentrated and deep with dry oak notes and lots of powdery tannins that are a little drying right now. Creamy notes and quite gripping on the finish, but this needs at least another year or so to come round." Jancis Robinson

      "This is the top-shelf red blend from Calabria's Librandi. The 2016 Gravello is a blend of 60% Gaglioppo and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in barrique for 12 months. Since the last time I tasted this wine (a few years back), I found this vintage to be nicely focused and sharp with dark fruit intensity. This is a mid- to full-bodied red wine with firm tannins and a touch of cherry sourness or bitterness on the close." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Gaglioppo, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,71
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012116 · 0,75 l · 23,47 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      17,60 €
    About the region
    Calabria
     

    Calabria is much more than Tropea and Reggio di Calabria.

    If one drives from the north to Calabria and for the first time comes out of one of the countless tunnels, one is not badly surprised about the bizarre mountain world. No trace of beaches or harbor towns one would suspect. They're many miles south. First you drive through Terre di Cosenza, a huge area with countless mountains north of the booming city of Cosenza. Since 2012, this has been a DOC area for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines, combining the wines of the former DOC areas Donnici, Pollino, San Vito di Luzze and Verbicaro. Terre di Cosenza covers the entire province of Cosenza with the subzones Colline del Crati, Condoleo, Donnici, Esaro, Pollino, San Vito di Luzze and Verbicaro. The names of these subzones appear on the label after the DOC designation Terre di Cosenza. Depending on the area, there are also differences in the grape varieties.

    In the south-east, the most famous wine-growing region of Calabria still lies in the Greater Region, the DOC Cirò. In the southwest the DOC close's Savuto and Scavigna directly, followed by Lamezia DOC. In the southeast, Melissa and S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto are located at the border of the region. The remaining two DOC regions, Bivongi and Greco di Bianco, lie much further south on the east coast.

    For Calabria, the enormous decline in wine production since the 1960s was actually an advantage. Many vineyards in unfavourable locations have been abandoned. Today's DOC regions of Calabria produce significantly better quality wines. In general, one can say that Calabria's wines are a wonderful accompaniment to food. Because that's what they've always been made for.

    The unique micro-climate enables organic cultivation.

    In Calabria, deep valleys separate the individual mountain ranges from each other. They offer space for scattered, mostly small vineyards in which the old system of buscher education - called Alberello - is widespread. The Mediterranean climate is characterised by dry, hot summers and mild winters in the interior. Due to the constant wind of the oceans there are hardly any temperature fluctuations. Viticulture plays only a minor role compared to the cultivation of citrus fruits, olives and various vegetables. The vineyards cover approximately 9,500 hectares of vineyards. The largest stocks are in the north, on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast, and in the south on the Ionian Sea coast.

    A thousand years before the turn of time, Greek settlers founded colonies in Calabria and neighbouring Campania and called the area Oinotria. At the same time they introduced many of their grape varieties - for example the ancestor of the red Gaglioppo, which today covers over a quarter of the vineyards, and the ancestor of the white and red Greco grape.

    The most famous and perhaps also the best wine is the DOC Ciró from the east coast of the region, accompanied by legends. From the local grape variety Gaglioppo, full-bodied, powerful red wines are pressed there, which mature after a few years to strong, but delicate drops. The red Cirò is said to be the descendant of the famous Cremissa (Krimisa), one of the oldest wines in the world. At a time when Calabria was still under Greek rule, this red wine was said to have been offered to athletes who had won the Olympic Games. A white version of the Cirò is made of the variety "Greco" and can compete with the best white wines of southern Italy.

    The red wine varieties occupy 90 percent of the area. The most important are Gaglioppo (with a quarter of the vineyard area) and Magliocco. Furthermore: Aglianico, Alicante, Calabrese (Nero d’Avola), Greco Nero, Montepulciano, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese, Nocera, Sangiovese, occasionally also Cabernet and Syrah. Important white wine varieties are Ansonica (Inzolia), Chardonnay, Greco Bianco, Coda di Volpe Bianca, Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Montonico Bianco, Moscato Bianco, Trebbiano Toscano, Verdicchio Bianco and Zibibo (Muscat d’Alexandria). SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Capital: Catanzaro
    • Provinces: Catanzaro, Cosenza, Crotone, Reggio di Calabria, Vibo Valentia
    • Vineyard: approx. 9,500 hectares
    • Total production/year: around 40 million (2016)
    • of which red/rosé wine: almost 90%
    • Share of viticulture in Italy: 0.8%.

    Calabria's wines of origin cover 9 DOC regions (40% of the vineyard area):

    • Bivongi DOC
    • Cirò DOC
    • Greco di Bianco DOC
    • Lamezia DOC
    • Melissa DOC
    • S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC
    • Savuto DOC
    • DOC excavator
    • Terre di Cosenza DOC