Librandi Efeso 2014

Efeso is made from 100% Mantonico, one of the many indigenous grape varieties of Calabria that were cultivated for centuries before almost disappearing completely. Librandi is dedicated to recovering these historic grapes, of which Mantonico is one of the most important. Efeso (Ephesus) was the name of the Greek colony located in Turkey where the Librandi family believes the Mantonico grape originated.

The grapes are hand-harvested in October from vineyards in the Rocca di Neto and Casabona areas.  Malolactic conversion is completed in both new and used barriques to add extra roundess and texture. Efeso is then refined in barrique for an additional eight months.

Tasting Notes

Vibrant gold in color, the Efeso displays layered aromas and flavors of stone and tropical fruits with notes of almonds and honey. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, rich, flavorful, and mouth-filling with a zesty acidity, incredible depth and a long finish.

 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled tuna, roasted poultry, orange glazes, and wild rice pilaf.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Val di Neto IGT
Vineyard name
The Rosaneti Estate; Rocca di Neto and Casabona
Vineyard size
20 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
0-660 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Various
Year vineyard planted
Various
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2001
Bottles produced of this wine
15,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Mantonico Bianco
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks and barriques
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
79-86 °F
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
8 months
Analytical Data
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
1 g/L
Acidity
5.6 g/L
Dry extract
22.2 g/L

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