Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore, Cataldo Calabretta 2019

Cataldo Calabretta


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Ciro’ (DOC) is the land of Gaglioppo grape and Cataldo Calabretta is the leader of a group of young winemakers working organically and with low intervention. This wine is from what Cataldo describes as his families most beautiful but challenging vineyard. The soil is poor and in summer the vine suffers drought, however, Cataldo believes it is this strain on the vine that lends concentration to the fruit.

Light brick red colour even in youth which is typical of this variety. It is ethereal on the nose, the fruit initially hidden but once given time to breath a range of flavours emerge including leather, liquorice and dried prunes. On the palate tannin is present and well integrated and though the wine comes from a hot climate the body is not too full. With natural high acidity this is an elegant wine further enhanced by the salinity which characterises wines from the Ionic coast.

Producer   Cataldo Calabretta Viticoltore

Origin Cirò Marina, Calabria, Italy

Grapes Gaglioppo

Vintage 2019

Alcohol 14% ABV

Style Full body red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvest, destemmed, fermentation in Stainless vat with indigenous yeast, macerated for 6 days. Spontaneous/ambient ferment (temperature control only above 30 degrees). Matured in cement tank. No filtration, no fining.

Notes Natural, Organic