Scala Ciro DOC Rosso Classico Superiore, Calabria, Italy 2018

Regular price £14.99

The Calabrian specialty, making hauntingly-perfumed, rose-scented wines

Since 1949 a tradition of refinement has handed down from father to son: Luigi Scala now leads the production of Cirò wines in the old winery with great attachment to family traditions. From the growing of grapes to the refinement and ageing of wines, the company takes great care in every step of production, aiming more to the excellency of its final product, a distinguished Calabrian wine, than to the quantity of bottling. The continuance of family tradition and philosophy is also ensured by the recent joining in the company of Francesco Scala The vineyard has a surface area of 18 hectares for an overall production of 100.000 bottles. The company's production is mostly based on native grape such as Gaglioppo, Magliocco, Nerello, Mantonico and Greco. These varietals are cultivated at espalier and typical tree-shaped vines on the hinterland plains and hills and on an average argillaceous and sandy soil.

Tasting Note: Ruby-red colour, powerful and persistent fragrance. Well-balanced and harmonic flavour with an evident typical note of Gaglioppo.

Critics:

Gaglioppo

ABV13.5%