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Ippolito 1845 Colli del Mancuso Rosso Riserva Ciro Calabria 2019

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Ippolito 1845 Colli del Mancuso Rosso Riserva Ciro Calabria 2019

  • Grapes Gaglioppo 100%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Calabria
  • Abv 14.5 %
  • Contains sulphites Yes
  • Organic No
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Vincenzo Ippolito
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Elegant and perfumed, this 100% Gaglioppo is full of wild cherry and plum complemented by subtle notes of vanilla and spice. Full bodied and smooth with a deliciously long-lasting finish.
  • Awards
    90pts, Wine Spectator, 2020

The native Gaglioppo grapes are grown in the Mancuso estate, an historic single vineyard located in the heart of the hilly, luscious and fertile Ciro area. The vineyard is situated at an altitude of around 350 metres above sea level, where the influence of the sea breezes has a balancing effect on the warm climate and promotes a slow, gradual ripening, ideal for this medium to late ripening variety. The vine training system is Alberello which is an ancient bush method which dates back to the ancient Greeks. With just a few bunches per vine, this method encourages the vines to produce grapes with high concentration, ideal for rich and long lasting wines. However, this type of training method requires manual cultivation as mechanisation is difficult, so all processes from pruning through to harvest are performed manually. The vines are cultivated organically with copper, sulphur and bacillus, rather than chemical sprays and mechanical weeding takes place to prevent soil erosion and to protect the biodiversity of the vineyard. The grapes are left to mature on the vine until the beginning of October, when they are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness.

With over 170 years of history, Ippolito is the oldest winery in Calabria. Located in the historic centre of Cirò Marina, the heart of Calabrian viticulture, the farm comprises a 100-hectare agricultural estate near the Ionian Sea. Winemakers for five generations,
the Ippolito family values its heritage and follows a sustainable philosophy to protect the terroir, enhance the native vines and preserve the ecosystem. Balancing a traditional approach with investment in research in the vineyard and the cellar, they strive to
create wines of elegance, exclusivity and identity. The Ippolito family are passionate about preserving the extraordinary heritage of the region, they only cultivate native vines such as Gaglioppo and Greco Bianco, and for the past 15 years have been engaged in a research project on native vines. 

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