Ippolito 1845 Liber Pater Cirò 2022

IPLP22

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A full-bodied, rich and velvety wine with complex aromas of wild berries, violet, spice and a soft note of oak from barrique ageing.

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£14.73 per bottle

RRP: £15.95 (save 8%)

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Winery: Ippolito

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This wine is made from 100% Gaglioppo, a native southern Italian grape variety, which is medium-to-late ripening and produces soft, red wines from DOC Cirò in Calabria. The variety’s origins are unclear, but recent DNA testing suggests it may be descendent from Sangiovese. The Ippolito 1845’s Gaglioppo grapes come from the flat vineyards of the ‘Feudo’ estate, which is planted at 10 metres' elevation, and the hilly vineyards of the ‘Mancuso’ estate, which is situated at 60 metres above sea level. The vines are between 15 to 20 years old and are trained on the traditional espalier system, using a horizontal spurred cordon pruning method. The vines are planted at a density of 5,600 plants per hectare. The soil composition is clay limestone, which imparts freshness to the wines and encourages fine tannins. The vines are cultivated organically with copper, sulphur and bacillus, rather than chemical sprays and mechanical weeding takes place to prevent soil erosion and to protect the biodiversity of the vineyard.

The grapes were carefully selected, followed by an eight to 10 day maceration on the skins. This took place at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks to extract the pure fruit flavours, aromas and fine tannins which impart the wine with structure. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts, followed by gentle pressing and the young wine was then aged: 50% was matured in used French oak barrels, while the remainder was aged in stainless steel.

 
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RRP £15.95
Vintage 2022
Alcoholic strength 14%
Grapes Gaglioppo 100%
Body C
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
 
Ippolito

With over 170 years of history, Ippolito is the oldest winery in Calabria. Located in the historic centre of Cirò Marina, the heart of Calabrian viticulture, the farm comprises a 100-hectare agricultural estate near the Ionian Sea. Winemakers for five generations, the Ippolito family values its heritage and follows a sustainable philosophy to protect the terroir, enhance the native vines and preserve the ecosystem. Balancing a traditional approach with investment in research in the vineyard and the cellar, they strive to create wines of elegance, exclusivity and identity. The Ippolito family are passionate about preserving the extraordinary heritage of the region, they only cultivate native vines such as Gaglioppo and Greco Bianco, and for the past 15 years have been engaged in a research project on native vines.

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