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CALABRETTA

Website:http://www.cataldocalabretta.it

Address:Via Mandorleto, 47 88811 Cirò Marina Crotone

Owner:Cataldo Calabretta

Year of establishment:2008

Average annual production:15,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):14

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Alicante - 1.5 ha
Ansonica - 1 ha
Gaglioppo - 11 ha
Malvasia - 0.5 ha

Vine training system:
Cordon spur
Freestanding system
Guyot

Type of viticulture:certified organic

Harvest period:end of August/September/October

Agronomist:Cataldo Calabretta

Oenologist:Cataldo Calabretta

History

The members of the Calabretta family have been viticulturists for four generations and have produced wine since the 1970s. The father of the present owner, Cataldo Calabretta, had a vine nursery. Cataldo studied oenology and viticulture in Milan and worked for various estates in Italy from 2000 to 2008. In 2008 he established this estate with his sisters Maria and Michela. Between 2008 and 2012 the old cellar was restructured together with the existing glazed concrete vats (these are frequently found in the cellars of southern Italy). In 2012 the Cirò Rosso Classico wine was bottled for the first time. The philosophy of Cataldo is focussed on the production of Cirò Rosso, an ancient wine the origin of which goes back to the Greeks and the Bizantines. This Cirò is  made exclusively with Gaglioppo grapes, the vineyards stand on hills (the average altitude is approximately 50 meters above sea level) and the vines are freestanding. Cataldo says that his Cirò is the expression of the century old experience of the “Cirotani” viticulturists and that is why the “arciglione” an instrument used to prune freestanding vines in this area is designed on the label.

The estate is certified organic.

WINES by this producer

Wine name:Calabria Bianco Ansonica

Appellation:CALABRIA BIANCO IGP

Zone:Cirò Marina (province of Crotone)

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Wine name:Calabria Rosato Alicante

Appellation:CALABRIA ROSATO IGP

Zone:Cirò Marina (province of Crotone)

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Wine name:Calabria Rosso Alicante

Appellation:CALABRIA ROSSO IGT

Zone:Cirò Marina

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Wine name:Cirò Bianco

Appellation:CIRO' BIANCO DOC

Zone:CIrò Marina (province of Crotone)

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Wine name:Cirò Classico Superiore Riserva

Appellation:Cirò Classico Superiore Riserva DOC

Zone:Cirò Marina

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Wine name:Cirò Rosato

Appellation:CIRO' ROSATO DOC

Zone:Cirò Marina (province of Crotone)

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Wine name:Cirò Rosso Superiore Classico

Appellation:CIRO DOC

Zone:Cirò Marina (province of Crotone)

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