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Leuko Calabria IGP A Vita 2018 (Skin Contact White Wine)

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One Line Description Leoko Calabria IGP A Vita organic wine, Greco Bianco and Gaglioppo with light skin contact, resinous, savoury white wine, full yet elegant.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Italy Italian
Region Calabria, Italy
Producer A Vita
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 70% Greco Bianco, 30% Gaglioppo
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Terroir calcareous clay soils
Total Sulphur Level 40 mg/litre
Maturation 6 months on the fine lees in steel
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5 Years
Production Detail Organic, natural yeast, no fining, light filtration, soft pressing of red Gaglioppo, few hours of skin contact with white Greco Bianco
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Skin Contact White Wine, Unfined


Leuko Calabria IGP A Vita organic wine, Greco Bianco and Gaglioppo with light skin contact, resinous, savoury white wine, full yet elegant. Outstanding skin contact white, un po vino rosso in bianco, (as in white wine made from red grapes with 30% Gaglioppo in there) and a little bit orange wine with the Greco bianco spending a few hours on the skins. The result is superb, it opens initially very fresh, citrus, orange aromas and then after a few minutes, the pine, herbs and Mediterranean garriguey character comes out. A stunning white wine, original, full of flavour but very easy too. If you are new to skin contact white wine, this is a great place to start.

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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