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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 fragrance - a wonderfully uncomplicated Rosato with character and sophistication! SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2019 Librandi Cirò Rosato, made from the indigenous Gaglioppo grape of Calabria, shows aromas of young peach, musky florals, and white smoke. It’s soft on the palate, contrasted by a mix of bright acids and minerals, as ripe orchard fruits wash across the senses. The finish is long, leaning toward the red fruit spectrum with a hint of tropical citrus and sweet spice." Vinous

      • Vinous:89 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 Acidity: 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 · 7,73 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      5,80 €
    • 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:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Jancis Robinson:15,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Greco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 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 · 7,73 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      5,80 €
    • 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 · 7,73 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      5,80 €
    • "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 Acidity: 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 · 9,68 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      7,26 €
    • "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:
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • 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 · 11,63 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,72 €
    • "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:
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • 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 · 12,48 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,36 €
    • "Duca Sanfelice" Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva DOC 2017

      “Duca Sanfelice” Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva DOC 2017

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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Gaglioppo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012217 · 0,75 l · 12,73 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,55 €
    • "Magno Megonio" Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2017

      “Magno Megonio” Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2017

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

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Magliocco
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012617 · 0,75 l · 18,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,55 €
    • "Efeso" Bianco Calabria IGT 2019

      “Efeso” Bianco Calabria IGT 2019

      A pure white wine from the old Calabrian variety Mantonico. The grape is of Greek origin and its name comes from Mantonikos (prophet). Fruity fragrance and spicy taste. Efeso - the white wine with Mediterranean and mineral flair - brings style and good humour to every society and has a great potential for development. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Mantonico
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 9 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16010418 · 0,75 l · 18,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,55 €
    • "Gravello" Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2017

      “Gravello” Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2017

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

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Gaglioppo, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 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: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      16012117 · 0,75 l · 22,88 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,16 €
    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