Librandi Duca San Felice 2018

Duca San Felice is the name of the oldest vineyard owned by the Librandi family and the last one planted by Raffaele Librandi, the father of Antonio and Nicodemo.  This vineyard is situated in the heart of the Ponta territory, which is considered one of the oldest and most important crus of the classic Cirò area.  It is made entirely from Gaglioppo, a key indigenous variety that is thought to have been introduced from Greece to southern Italy.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red in color, this wine offers rich aromas of figs, sour cherries, and tobacco with hints of chocolate. On the palate, this wine is substantial and well-structured with tannins that hint at ageworthiness and a long spicy finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with roasted meats, Espagnole sauces, veal saltimbocca, and gyros.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Cirò DOC
Vineyard name
The Duca San Felice Vineyard
Vineyard size
88 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay-Loam
Training method
Bush
Elevation
0-660 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
2.6 tons
Exposure
Various
Total SO2
105
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1983
Bottles produced of this wine
110,000
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 length
8-10
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
30 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.71
Residual sugar
1 g/L
Acidity
4.65 g/L
Dry extract
30.5 g/L

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