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Statti
Mantonico Calabria IGT
Calabria

The Statti family has always played a leading role in the economy of Calabria and has a place in the top brands from the region. Their 1,235-acre property is one of the largest in the region, and the Stattis are giving prominence to indigenous varieties, such as Gaglioppo and Mantonico, which shows a long term vision. Mantonico is an ancient light-berried vine, probably of Greek origin, grown on just over 2,700 acres in Calabria.


Owner: Alberto and Antonio Statti
Website: www.statti.com
Winemaker: N. Colombo and V. Bambina
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Mantonico Bianco

Vineyard Location: Lamezia Terme
Orientation: South
Elevation: 450 ft
Trellising: Vertical trellising
Soil: Medium textured, clay containing some organic matter

Vinification
Grapes are pressed softly, fermented at a controlled temperature (61-63°F) in barriques and big acacia casks of 25 Hl for 12/14 days

Aging Process
4/6 months in barriques and big acacia casks of 25 Hl. 10 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Brilliant straw yellow with medium intensity
Bouquet: Intense and elegant on the nose with notes of peach, honey and exotic fruit.
Flavor: Generous flavors of almonds, figs and pears
Pairings: Ideal with Mediterranean cuisine, a hearty fish soup, red meat or seasonal cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 50-54°F
Production: 10,000 bottles