SCALA Ciro Rosato

The Gaglioppo varietal is grown on estate vineyards located in Cirò (Crotone district), with a south/south-east exposure – sand and clay soil. The vines were planted in 1987 and 1997 and are trained in espalier. A pretty copper color, with elegant and bright with fresh fruit and red flower notes. The Scala estate is one of the original estates in the Ciro region, dating back to the 1700s.

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Tasting Notes
Shiny garnet color with bright copper reflections. This wine is elegant and bright with a slightly weightier mouthfeel. Its tones of fresh pomegranates, berries, and hibiscus tea lead to a spicy and mineral finish.
Vineyard Notes
In the Scala family since 1949, the Domaine is now run by Luigi Scala, who leads the production of Cirò wines following family traditions. From the growing of the grapes to the refinement and aging of the wines, he favors quality over quantity and aims to produce a distinguished Calabrian wine. The winery is truly a family business as Francisco Scala oversees the business side of the winery.
Production Notes
The grapes are hand-picked during the first half of October. After removing the stalks, the grapes ferment for about 24 hours, then about 60% of the must is drawn off and fermentation continues for the rest in temperature-controlled containers set between 14° and 16° C. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked and left in stainless steel tanks for at least 3 months. After bottling, the wine rests another month before release.
Food Pairing Notes
This versatile Rosato can stand up to bolder flavored dishes such as barbeque, spicy Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Indian fare. Equally delicious with charcuterie, tangy goat cheese or rich yogurt dips.