Du Cropio 2015 'Serra Sanguigna' Calabria Rosso IGP
Item Number: 12215
Sub Region: Calabria
Appellation/AVA: Calabria IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 70% Gaglioppo / 15% Malvasia / 15% Greco Nero
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone
Winemaking Notes: The vineyards are maintained according to organic principles with some of the vineyards now being worked by horse and plow. At harvest, the grapes are crushed and undergo the primary fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks; then, the wines are ultimately racked into large oak barrels to age before being bottled. The wines are neither fined nor filtered and they are left to age further in bottle for 18 months before being released to the market.
Tasting Notes: The 'Serra Sanguigna' is the most rustic wine of the estate production, marked by a powerful plum-infused fruit, robust weight and deep ruby color. An age-worthy wine, it remains surprisingly lithe on the palate.