Cirò Rosso Classico DOC 2013

This wine is made entirely from Gaglioppo, the most important variety from the heart of the Cirò appellation. Ionian sea breezes and higher elevations cool these southern vineyards, effectively slowing the ripening process. Cirò Rosso is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's fresh, youthful character.

Tasting Notes

Don’t let the pale color fool you, this is a substantial wine.  Aromas of red fruits and spice complement undertones of cranberries, wild berries, and plums.  On the palate, ripe tannins and substantial body make for an incredibly rich, yet easygoing red wine.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with sausage, spicy curry sauces, hot soppressata, and tandoori chicken.

Production Info
Vineyard size
225 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Bush
Elevation
0-330 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
3.6 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
Age of Aging Container
5-10 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
79-86 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
5
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
2-3 months
Size of aging container
200-500HL
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
1 g/L
Acidity
4.7 g/L
Dry extract
27.5 g/L

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