LIGREZZA

CRU FROM A SINGLE VINEYARD

CALABRIA

Protected Geographical Indication

GAGLIOPPO

LIGREZZA, a rosé wine that means “joy” like the freshness and joyful fragrance it expresses; crackling like the broom bonfires which, as a sign of celebration, are burned in our villages on December 8 in honor of the Madonna.

The delicacy of its color and its fresh gustatory and olfactory characteristics are variously perceived in the flavors and aromas of the territory, appreciating its freshness even more in the hot hours, when one feels the need to restore the body.

Awards

Selezione Oro / 91 Punti

Vinoway Selection
Medaglia d’argento
Decanter, World Wine Awards
88 Punti
Falstaff Tasting
Foglia d’oro
Guida Bio Vino

4 grappoli

Bibenda

92 punti

I migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni

Golden star

Vini buoni d'Italia

87 punti

I vini di Veronelli

2 calici

Vini d'Italia - Gambero rosso

2 T

Vitae - Associazione Italiana Sommelier

Mention

50 Top Rosè Italy

LIGREZZA TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Grape variety
Gaglioppo 100%

Alcohol content
13,5%

Exposure
SOUTH, slope 25%


Altitude
250 m a.s.l.


Rootstock
1103 P.


Harvest
Grapes harvested by hand at the end of September


Production area
Loc.tà Montino in agro di Altomonte (Cosenza)


Ground
Clay on calcareous substrate


Extension of the vineyard
1,50 Ha


Age of the vineyard
about 45 years old


Form of farming
Guyot – Cordone speronato


Plant sixth
1,10 x 2,10


Number of buds per plant
Da 8 a 10


Average grape yield per plant
1,2 – 1,5 Kg


THE TERROIR

The plants of the approximately 45-year-old vineyard, the oldest of all, are rooted in the lower part of the company in a red and white clay soil on a calcareous substrate, which in the deeper layers has a humid component, even in the ‘summers are more sultry, due to the water draining from the upstream area which reduces water stress. In the late hours of the morning the wind blows from South to North reaching peaks of 50 Km/h, due to the inexorable call, from the fresh peaks of Pollino, of the mild breeze that rises from the sea and sweeps away the humidity, mitigating the summer temperatures and guarantees wholesomeness to the vineyard.

IN THE VINEYARD

Organic production through preventive treatments based on zeolite, copper and sulfur, exclusively manual and mechanical weeding between the rows, mowing of weeds, absence of fertilizers and only natural irrigation from the sky. Elimination of supernumerary shoots during green pruning and thinning of bunches at veraison to restore the pre-set optimal load. At the time of the harvest, the bunches are selected one by one by expert hands, directly on the plant, and collected in 15 kg boxes to bring only healthy and ripe grapes to the cellar in small loads of 30 boxes.

IN THE CELLAR

Destemming, soft pressing of the berries, maceration in 50 Hl stainless steel vats, skin-must contact for 24 hours, temperature control. Very light pressing of the pomace by vertical hydraulic press with stainless steel cage. After racking, immediate transfer into steel vats at a controlled temperature of 14°C for about 5 months. Control of protein and tartaric stability, then the wine is bottled and the bottles, after about 6 months of aging protected in wooden cases, are labeled and are ready to be enjoyed.

IN THE VINEYARD AND IN THE CELLAR GIANFRANCO FINO

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Leaf characteristics

The Gaglioppo vine has medium, pentagonal, five-lobed leaves.

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Cluster characteristics

The Gaglioppo vine has a compact, medium, conical, pyramidal bunch with 1-2 wings.

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Berry characteristics

The Gaglioppo vine has medium-sized, ovoid, spheroidal berries, with pruinose skin, and a blue-black colour.

the Label

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A yellow brushstroke is the color of broom flowers. A green line to draw a face from a vine branch. And then a red dot, the eye on the face, a grape.

See also

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Blandus

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Calabria IGT

Merlot 100%