Du Cropio 2016 'Dom Giuva' Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore DOC

Du Cropio 2016 'Dom Giuva' Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore DOC

Item Number: 16470

UPC: 0-811644011242

Country: Italy
Region: Calabria
Sub Region: Calabria
Appellation/AVA: Ciro DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): Gaglioppo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone clay

Winemaking Notes: The vineyards are maintained according to organic principles (certified) with some 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 casks to age before being bottled. The wines are neither fined nor filtered and are left to age in bottle for 18 months before being released.

Grapes: Primarily Gaglioppo with about 5-10% of Greco Nero added depending on vintage.

Tasting Notes: Dom Giuva captures the power of this dark-skinned and lusty Gaglioppo grape while maintaining a scintillating brightness that keeps the wine surprisingly fresh. A wine of great length and persistence whose mark of distinction and class is best expressed by the hint of bitter cherry in the finish. The tannins are forceful yet graceful with a grainy texture and lush ripeness.