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The Winebow Group

Critone Val di Neto IGT 2011


Wine Description

Made from 90% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, Critone is exemplary of Librandi’s belief that the future of Calabrian oenology lies in the delicate balance between tradition and innovation.  International varieties like these were originally planted for the purpose of experimental research only, but they continue to yield impressive results.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw-lemon in color, delicate aromas of green apples and tree fruits complement undertones of peaches, wildflowers, and a hint of freshly cut grass. Dry and crisp on the palate, this wine shows elegance with layered flavors that unfold well into the finish. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with seafood antipasti, remoulades, kani salads, and gazpacho.

  • Vineyard & Production Info

    • Vineyard size: 65 acres
    • Soil composition: Calcareous and Sandy-Loam
    • Training method: Espalier
    • Elevation: 0-660 feet
    • Vines/acre: 5,000
    • Yield/acre: 3.6 tons
    • Exposure: Various
    • Harvest time: August
    • First vintage of this wine: 1983
    • Bottles produced of this wine: 230,000
  • Winemaking & Aging

    • Varietal composition: 90% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc
    • Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
    • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 10 days
    • Fermentation temperature: 64-68 °F
    • Type of aging container: Stainless steel tanks
    • Size of aging container: 100-200 HL
    • Length of aging before bottling: 5-6 months
    • Length of bottle aging: 1 month
  • Analytical Data

    • Alcohol: 12.5 %
    • pH level: 3.4
    • Residual sugar: 2.0 g/L
    • Acidity: 5.8 g/L
    • Dry extract: 21.4 g/L