Cirò Rosso Classico DOC 2001

This wine is made entirely from Gaglioppo, the most important native variety from the Cirò Marina area, which is considered the 'classico' heart of the Cirò appellation. In this southerly location, these vineyards are cooled by Ionian sea breezes and higher elevation, which slow the ripening process down. Cirò Rosso is fermented and aged for one year in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fresh, youthful character of the wine.

Tasting Notes

Don’t let the pale garnet color fool you: this is a substantial wine. Cirò Rosso offers notes of spice, cranberries, wild berries and plums. Excellent texture and firm, ripe tannins are hallmarks of this wine. Incredibly rich yet easy going.

Food Pairing

Cirò Rosso is the wine of choice for spicy beef dishes, roasted kid or lamb and stuffed bell peppers.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Cirò zone/Cirò Marina and Crucoli areas/The Difesa Piana, Donni Cicci and Feudo vineyards
Vineyard size
20 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous clay
Training method
Alberello
Elevation
0-330 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
3.2 tons
Exposure
Various
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1952
Bottles produced of this wine
800,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Gaglioppo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
79-86 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
5
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
200 HL
Length of aging before bottling
8 months

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