Ippolito 1845 Mare Chiaro Cirò 2022

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Made from 100% Greco Bianco, this crisp and refreshing wine delivers intense aromas of tropical fruit, pear, peach and floral notes through to a vibrant palate with a delicious saline note on the finish.

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£14.73 per bottle

RRP: £15.95 (save 8%)

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Winery: Ippolito

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The Ippolito 1845’s Greco Bianco grapes come from the ‘Feudo’ and the ‘Difesa Piana’ vineyards, two renowned viticultural areas in the Cirò Marina, which is located in the southern tip of Italy. Both vineyards are situated close to the beach, where the warm and sunny vineyards are influenced by coastal breezes. The vines are trained on the traditional espalier system at a density of 5,600 plants per hectare. The soils in each vineyard differ slightly: the soil in the ‘Feudo’ vineyard is deep, alluvial and of medium texture; while the soil of the ‘Difesa Piana’ vineyard is sandy loam. The combination of the distinctive soil types and the proximity to the sea, produce a wine with fresh and juicy fruit and a saline, mineral note on the finish. The vines are cultivated according to organic and sustainable principles and the grapes are manually harvested in early September.

The wine is a blend of grapes harvested in two steps; the first enhanced the freshness and aromatics, while the second tranche of harvested grapes imparted structure. The grapes were hand-picked and carefully sorted, crushed, destemmed and cooled to 14°C before being gently pressed. The must was cool settled at 8°C, prior to fermentation with selected yeasts which lasted for three weeks in stainless steel tanks. Post fermentation the two wines were skilfully blended before being aged for four months in stainless steel tanks.

 
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RRP £15.95
Vintage 2022
Alcoholic strength 13%
Awards 91 Pts, Vinitaly, 2023
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Subregion Cirò
Grapes Greco Bianco 100%
Dry/Sweet value 2
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Agglomerated cork
 
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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