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Ciro Classico Superiore A Vita 2014

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One Line Description Ciro Classico Superiore A Vita 2014 organic wine, 100% Gaglioppo, very soft pressing yielding a deliciously soft and elegant Ciro.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Italy Italian
Region Calabria, Italy
Producer A Vita
Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Gaglioppo
Alcohol 14% abv
Terroir calcareous clay soils
Total Sulphur Level 60 mg/litre
Maturation 18 months on the fine lees in steel
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 Years
Production Detail Organic, natural yeast, no fining, light filtration, very soft pressing of red Gaglioppo, long ageing with the lees
Natural Features Vegan
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Ciro Classico Superiore A Vita 2014 organic wine, 100% Gaglioppo, very soft pressing yielding a deliciously soft and elegant Ciro. Often Ciro is too hearty, too much sun making for high alcohol, harsh tannins and too much extraction. A Vita have tamed this southern beast. A paler colour than most Ciro, the 2014 is soft, elegant, fruity and toasty. There is no oak in the maturation however, the tannins are fine and the texture delightful. Although the wine has 14% abv, it tastes like 12 with red fruits and subtle notes of spice, with a delightful salinity underpinning the wine. A cool red wine from the south, for grilled pork, this is magic.

Ciro is one of Italy's most ancient wine producing regions. They reckon the Greeks started it all down on the coast thousands of years ago and wine has been an integral part of the life and culture for as log as Calabrians can look back. A Vita - To Life! (Cin Cin to that!) is a small property of 8 hectares with some vines just a stones throw from the coastline and others a little further land towards the mountains. Viticulture is all organic and natural, fermentations are spontaneous and maturation without additives and very little sulphites. The wines are crafted only from autoctonous varieties some of the most ancient in Italy, Greco Bianco and Nero, Magliocco and Gaglioppo. The wines are a wonderful expression of the Mediterranean, with notes of wild scrub and herbs intertwined with the salt of the sea. The red Ciro is the most elegant example of this often overly rustic wine we have tasted.

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