Librandi Megonio 2018

Made entirely from Magliocco grapes, Magno Megonio is named after a Roman centurion who was said to be the first to recognize the viticultural promise of the area and owned part of the estate that Librandi owns today.  The family has been studying and experimenting with Magliocco for years, and although many growers have pulled up these vines in favor of planting grapes with more international renown, the Librandis continue their staunch advocacy of this most promising grape variety.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red in color, aromas of plums and black fruits complement undertones of pepper, tobacco, licorice, and chocolate.  On the palate, zesty acidity and velvety tannins make for an exquisite experience with this indigenous varietal.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled steaks, demi-glaces, risotto with mushrooms, and truffles.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
IGT Calabria
Vineyard name
The Rosaneti estate/The Rocca di Neto and Casabona Vineyards
Vineyard size
20 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay-Loam
Training method
Bush
Elevation
0-330 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
3.2 tons
Exposure
Various
Total SO2
111
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1995
Bottles produced of this wine
32,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Magliocco Dolce
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
79-86 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
12-15
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
Alcohol
15 %
pH level
3.75
Residual sugar
3 g/L
Acidity
5.2 g/L
Dry extract
35.4 g/L

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