Librandi Critone

Critone Val di Neto IGT bottle image

Wine Description

Made from 90% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, Critone is a perfect example of Librandi’s belief that the future of Calabrian enology lies in the delicate balance between tradition and innovation.  International varieties like these were originally planted in the 1980s to offer something different to local markets, but as the results have been consistently impressive, Critone has gained importance in the diverse portfolio of Librandi wines.

Critone takes its name from the favorite pupil of the great philosopher, Socrates, and represents Librandi's pursuit of the knowledge to consistently produce better wines.

Nicodemo Librandi
Nicodemo-Antonio Librandi
Cantina Librandi
Librandi Estate
Librandi Wine Barrels
Librandi Cellar
Librandi Fermentation Tanks
Librandi Museum of Wine and Agriculture
Librandi wine bottles from 1975
Paolo Librandi
The Librandi Family, Raffaele, Paolo, Nicodemo, Teresa, Francesco
Librandi, Rosaneti Vineyards with the collection of native varieties in the middle
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“I like the fresh peach and pear fruit here, alongside lemons and wet stones. Juicy and very drinkable, with a medium body and excellent freshness. From organically grown grapes.” — James Suckling, Oct 2023
“An at-first densely fruity nose has cantaloupe, lemon and yellow apple, and then savory undertones of raw almonds, white pepper and eraser. The citrus takes center stage on the palate, but the pepper lingers and is joined by a saline slipperiness through the finish.”– (Best Buy)
— Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2023
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Val di Neto IGT
Vineyard name
Various vineyards on the Rosaneti and Critone estates
Vineyard size
85 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
0-660 feet
3.2 tons
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
90% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days
Fermentation temperature:
64 °F
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
Length of aging before bottling:
4 months
Age of Aging Container:
5-10 years
Length of bottle aging:
1 months
Total SO2
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Analytical Data
pH level:
5.6 g/L
12.5 %
Dry extract:
21.1 g/L
Total SO2
Residual sugar:
3.5 g/L