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    • Cirò Rosato DOC 2019

      Cirò Rosato DOC 2019

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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Jancis Robinson:16 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Gaglioppo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % 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 cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012719 ·  0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      5,95 €
    • Cirò Bianco DOC 2019

      Cirò Bianco DOC 2019

      A lively white wine, made from the grapes of the ancient white wine vine Greco Bianco. It generously unfolds its slightly floral bouquet and flows seductively along with its balanced taste, in which we recognize mineral notes and delicate bitter tones. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Jancis Robinson:15,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Greco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19,90 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 50 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16010119 · 0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      5,95 €
    • Cirò Rosso Classico DOC 2018

      Cirò Rosso Classico DOC 2018

      Pure ruby red Gaglioppo with a bouquet of berries and spices. On the palate it shows a nicely balanced fruitiness and harmony between acidity and tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Slow Wine:Everyday wine
      • Jancis Robinson:16 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Gaglioppo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012418 · 0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      5,95 €
    • "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

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Greco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • 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. Shipping5 units available

      7,45 €
    • "Asylia" Rosso Melissa DOC 2018

      “Asylia” Rosso Melissa DOC 2018

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

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Gaglioppo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,85 g/l
      • Total Acid: 3,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012318 · 0,75 l · 9,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,45 €
    • "Terre Lontane" Rosato Calabria IGT 2019

      “Terre Lontane” Rosato Calabria IGT 2019

      Strong coral pink with slightly brightening edge. Magnificently bright colour, smells of fresh peaches, apricot and herbs. Captivating on the palate, full of purity, spice and with a hint of minerality. On the palate a good body with a juicy finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Jancis Robinson:15,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Gaglioppo, 30% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012819 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Duca Sanfelice" Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva DOC 2016

      “Duca Sanfelice” Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva DOC 2016

      A ruby red colour interspersed with shrapnel, the bouquet is intense and concentrated. The taste shows the pleasantly powerful extract with beautifully balanced wood tones. An excellently vinified Cirò Classico Riserva, as the true friend of southern Italian wines loves it. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Gaglioppo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012216 · 0,75 l · 12,73 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,55 €
    • "Critone" Bianco Calabria IGT 2019

      “Critone” Bianco Calabria IGT 2019

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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • 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 cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16010219 · 0,75 l · 12,80 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,60 €
    • "Gravello" Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2016

      “Gravello” Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2016

      Concentrated and superbly 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

      "Saturated ruby. Clean, fresh and refined on the nose and in the mouth. This big fine red wine is the best young Gravello I remember tasting in quite some time, offering long, silky, and well balanced aromas and flavors of black fruit and graphite." Vinous

      "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
      • Vinous:90 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 cork
      • 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. Shipping< 24 units available

      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