Librandi - "Critone", Val di Neto Bianco 2018
Librandi "Critone", Val di Neto Bianco 2018 (88 TSW)
Blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Sauvignon Blanc.
Spring in the glass this blend from the South of Italy.
Vinification in stainless steel, with gentle pressing of the grapes. Ageing in stainless steel, with an additional bottle ageing of a few months before marketing.
In the glass a bright straw yellow color.
On the medium nose aromas of melon, pear and citrus with hints of flowers and light honey.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ crisp acidity and nice freshness. Light creamy in the mouth with a recall of the nose with some stonefruit and citrus. Great value.
Perfect as aperitif, nice with risotto with squid, sardines from the grill, sea bass with grilled artichoke. It should also be tried with a savory spinach pie.
About the winery:
Librandi is an Italian wine producer situated in the town of Cirò Marina in the southern region of Calabria. The estate was founded by Antonio and Nicodemo Librandi in the 1950s, and today produces approximately 2.5 million bottles of wine a year. Librandi makes wines from both international and native grape varieties, including Gaglioppo, Greco Bianco and Chardonnay.
The estate covers 360 hectares (890 acres) of land, of which 232ha (573 acres) are cultivated vineyards. The Cirò vineyards are particularly suited to viticulture due to the area's Mediterranean climate its and proximity to both the Ionian Sea and the Sila Mountains. The soils in the vineyard are characterized by limestone and clay loam.
In 1993, Librandi established a research vineyard in Cirò Marina to study and work toward the survival of some of Calabria's most obscure native grape varieties, including Magliocco, Arvino, Mantonico Bianco and Pecorello.