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Librandi Cirò Rosato 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark red. Vibrant aromas of red fruits, licorice and minerals. Supple and much sweeter than usual, with brisk acidity framing the ripe red fruit and licorice flavors. For such a fresh wine, this boasts impressive creamy texture and breadth. Finishes with good balance, lift and length. This is the fruitiest Duca San Felice I ever recall tasting, something not altogether easy to achieve with the gaglioppo grape, which could best be defined as yielding wines that are generally "fruit-challenged." I felt there might be a hint of residual sugar here adding to the impression of creaminess, but the wine finishes dry. --Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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Librandi:
The Librandi winery is headquartered in Cirò Marina. This small Calabrian town is on the Ionian coast, near the Punta Alice promontory, south of the Gulf of Taranto. This area is naturally suited to wine growing: the soil is predisposed for vines and its happy geographic position, close to the sea with the Sila Mountains at its back, is such that it guarantees an excellent contrast be... Read more
The Librandi winery is headquartered in Cirò Marina. This small Calabrian town is on the Ionian coast, near the Punta Alice promontory, south of the Gulf of Taranto. This area is naturally suited to wine growing: the soil is predisposed for vines and its happy geographic position, close to the sea with the Sila Mountains at its back, is such that it guarantees an excellent contrast between day-and-night time temperatures. Labrandi has grown grapes for four generations and in the 50s began botling as well. Read less

Dark red. Vibrant aromas of red fruits, licorice and minerals. Supple and much sweeter than usual, with brisk acidity framing the ripe red fruit and licorice flavors. For such a fresh wine, this boasts impressive creamy texture and breadth. Finishes with good balance, lift and length. This is the fruitiest Duca San Felice I ever recall tasting, something not altogether easy to achieve with the gaglioppo grape, which could best be defined as yielding wines that are generally "fruit-challenged." I felt there might be a hint of residual sugar here adding to the impression of creaminess, but the wine finishes dry. --Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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