Librandi Duca San Felice

Duca San Felice Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva DOC bottle image

Wine Description

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.

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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“A juicy and balanced red with notes of raspberries, thyme, peppercorns and sour cherries on the nose. Medium-bodied with easy tannins and a lightly spicy finish.” — James Suckling, Oct 2023
“Herbs, cinnamon and leather on the nose are balanced by notes of strawberry, cherry and some spice. The cinnamon, berries and heat dominate the palate, with chocolate on the finish and enough acidity to push back on the sweetness.”
— Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2023
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Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name
The Duca San Felice Vineyard
Vineyard size
88 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay-Loam
Training method
0-660 feet
2.6 tons
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Maceration length:
Varietal composition:
100% Gaglioppo
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days
Fermentation temperature:
79-86 °F
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
200 HL
Length of aging before bottling:
30 months
Age of Aging Container:
5-10 years
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
Total SO2
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Analytical Data
pH level:
4.7 g/L
14 %
Dry extract:
30.4 g/L
Total SO2
Residual sugar:
1 g/L