• WINEMAKER/CELLAR:
    Donato Lanati
  • BLEND:
    Greco Bianco 100%
  • APPELLATION:
    Calabria, Italy

Librandi Ciro Bianco Greco

Origin

Librandi Ciro Bianco Greco is from the stunning Cirò region of Calabria, southern Italy. It is made from 100% Greco Bianco, a white variety brought to Calabria by the ancient Greeks.  After a soft pressing, the must is fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve its freshness and crispness.  Refined briefly in tanks and bottle for a few months for extra finesse, Cirò Bianco is ready to be enjoyed upon release.

The Librandi family winery started in 1952.  Nowadays, the winery is run by Nicodemo, his two sons Paolo and Raffaele, his nephew Francesco and his niece Teresa.  They combine a distinctly contemporary approach to winemaking with a desire to preserve the viticultural heritage of the Cirò coastal region in which they are based.

Style

Brilliant lemon-green in color, aromas of peaches and citrus fruits complement undertones of herbs and flowers.  On the palate, zesty acidity and a long finish showcase this wine’s subtle hints of toasted almonds and macadamia nuts.

Food Match

Excellent as an aperitif, and with fish or vegetable starters. It matches well with egg-based dishes, fish soup.

Librandi website  http://www.librandi.it