Wines/Italy/Calabria/Cantina Garrubba

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Nestled in the rugged hills of Calabria, the "toe" of the Italian "boot," the 10-hectare Garrubba estate was founded in 1937 when Cavaliere Giuseppe Garrubba settled here , and began to work with the native Greco Bianco and Gaglioppo grapes to make reds, whites and rose wines that express the soul of the beautiful, rugged, Calabria region.  

Production is limited to 35,000 bottles annually of handcrafted wines.  Today, the estate is managed by the Cavalier's two daughters; with Maria Cristina as administrative director and Patrizia handling sales and marketing.  Vineyards are worked organically, harvest is copmletely by hand, and each variety is harvested separately at peak ripeness.  Vinification is made with minimal intervention, and the reds are aged in French oak of various sizes.   We're pleased to represent one of their flagship wines, the Ciro "Antico Sordillo," of 100% Gaglioppo grapes.

Cavaliere giuseppe garrubba

ciro "antico sordillo"

production area: Calabria

Common location of the vineyard: cirò

grapes: 100% Gaglioppo

Training system: cordon

density per hectare: 5000

Yield quintal / hectare: 65

Harvest time: early October

vinification: Manual harvesting of the grapes, fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, slow maceration on the skins for 15 days and subsequent soft pressing

Ageing: in barrels of French oak 20hl

Color: intense ruby ed with garnet reflections

Perfume: with intense fruit notes

Flavor: soft, full-bodied with good grip

Food pairing: the first well-structured dishes, red meats, cold cuts and seasoned cheese