Scala Ciro DOC Rosso Classico Superiore 2013
This wine is 100% Gaglioppo, with the fruit coming from a 4ha vineyard (named “Franza”) on the estate. The grapes were handpicked and de-stemmed before being fermented in concrete tanks, a traditional vessel used in many European areas including Châteauneuf-du-Pape. After ferment, the wine and soggy grape skins were softy pressed and the resulting wine was then transferred to another concrete tank where it spent another 10-12 months ageing.
This wine is mid-weight, elegant and smooth, with black fruits and some spice - delicious! Add to this a couple of years' bottle age and the groovylabel - what's not to like? You won't find this around town save for a couple of cool Italian restaurants like Berta in the city and Molo in Woolloomooloo. Delicious, great value drinking.