2021 Ceraudo Petelia

18.95 15.66
Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Winery Marc Colin
Year 2021
Grape Greco Manto Negro
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2022 - 2026
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You don't see wines from Calabria or Calabria very much because the wine mainly remains in Italy and the vineyards and wineries are generally very small with sometimes only vineyards on the steep slope of a few football fields. Calabria has more than 2,500 years of wine history. The wines of Cirò and Bianco, in the east and south of the region respectively, have been prized since ancient times and served to the winners of the Olympic Games. The wines of Savuto, on the west coast, have also been repeatedly praised in literature throughout history. The region is very interesting for viticulture because Calabria has mild winters with an average temperature of 10 °C; it rarely gets colder than 5°C. Especially on the coast it is hot and dry almost all year round. In the hills and mountainous parts it is significantly cooler and the necessary rain can fall. The vineyards on the coast in particular have a good difference between the day and the night due to the proximity of the sea and certainly the northern area where Ceraudo is located has the advantage that there is always wind, whereby the sirocco (hot and dry air from the Sahara) and wind from the north alternate and this has one big advantage, fungi are not or hardly present and organic wine cultivation is therefore relatively easy.

The Albanian Roberto Ceraudo owns about 60 hectares of land in the municipality of Strongoli Marina near Crotone, 20 of which are planted with all kinds of grape varieties. Ceraudo works organically and, in collaboration with oenologist Fabrizio Ciuffoli, makes modern stylized wines with an excellent reputation, including mantonica, pecorello, greco bianco and chardonnay, in addition to magliocco, gaglioppo, greco nero and some cabernet sauvignon. Roberto Cerauda is assisted by his children, of whom Giuseppe takes care of the production of the wines, Susy takes care of the administration and sales and Caterina (although an oenologist graduate) manages their Michelin-starred restaurant Dattilo .

The Ceraudo Petelia is a blend of 50% Mantonico and 50% Greco Bianco and is only raised on stainless steel but for a long time and at a cool temperature on its lees (sur lie) and as with all wines from Ceraudo they are produced completely organically (Ceraudo is organic, certified since 1990) with natural fermentation and only with the natural enzymes and yeasts. The Petalia has a beautiful light straw yellow color in the glass. The sun, the fruit and the flowers are reflected in the character of the wines of Ceraudo, they reflect the unique emotions of a journey through this part of Italy. In the nose it is a round and soft wine with notes of white spring flowers and tropical fruits such as melon. The Petalia has a lingering and soft taste, followed by fresh and acidity, so that fruit remains beautiful with a modest alcohol percentage. In one word very elegant made with respect for people and nature. Supply is extremely limited and most of these wines remain in Italy and are consumed in Ceraudo's Michelin-starred restaurant Dattilo.

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Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Calabria
Winery Marc Colin
Grape Greco, Manto Negro
Biological Yes
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense
Drink moments Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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