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2016 Cirò Rosso Superiore Riserva D.O.C ‘Duca dell’Argillone ‘

$42.00

What a wine! Fattoria San Francesco are super proud of their ‘Duca dell’Argillone’ Cirò Rosso Superiore Riserva D.O.C, a delicious dark ruby red that’s been aged 24 months in French barrique and a further four months in the bottle for refinement.

An intense bouquet meets the nose; both complex, elegant and persistent with scents of dried fruit, hints of minerals, tobacco and vanilla.

To taste, you’ll find a red wine that’s full bodied, intense yet not completely dry and warms in the mouth. The flavours have good balance and persistence, whilst tannins blend harmoniously with acidity.

A wine to match to savoury dishes with a base of red meat, game meats or mature cheese and generally well-seasoned dishes. Well suited to fresher months to be enjoyed alone, or as a solid accompaniment to richer cuisine.

This wine is carefully considered, and memorable. Get it now and thank us later!

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  • Bouquet of dried fruit, touches of spice
  • Tobacco, vanilla, earthy nuances on the nose
  • Persistent flavours of plum and oak
  • Well balanced
  • Dry-ish
  • Lengthy finish
  • Full bodied

Awards

  • 2020 Included in the ‘Quattro Calici’ Wine Companion Guide
  • 2018 Sommelier Wine Awards (Silver Medal)
  • 2017 Awarded the prestigious Douja D’Or
  • 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition (Silver Medal)
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Description

The Finer Details

What does our Somm say?

‘Duca dell’Argillone‘ from Fattoria San Francesco has enjoyed some serious International recognition in the last decade, and for good reason.

 

The combination of Gaglioppo and Magliocco grape make for a rich, full bodied combination, whilst the 24 months of ageing in French barrique and further refinement in the bottle of four months allows a depth of flavour and aroma to develop in this wine, ‘Duca dell’Argillone’.

 

In terms of food pairing, stay close to entrées or main dishes that are meat based, gamey or reasonably rich in flavour.

 

Some specific suggestions would be any of the following; quality wagyu steak, roasted quail, veal scallopini, venison stew, lasagne, homemade meat pie, pasta amatriciana or eggplant parmigiana.

 

If ‘full and rich’ is not the way you like to eat, this wine is super enjoyable with simple aged cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, Roquefort or Danish Blue, or some fresh crusty bread spread with duck liver pâté or rich olive tapenade.

 

In whichever the setting you choose to enjoy this Cirò Rosso Superiore Riserva D.O.C, I would recommend using a large balloon glass or decanting the wine for at least an hour prior to serving.

 

 

Optimal Serving Temp: 16-18 Degrees Celsius

 

 

Drinking Age: Drink Now to within 5 years

 

 

The Winery

Fattoria San Francesco is located in Quattromani in the D.O.C. region of Cirò in Calabria, surrounded by gentle slopes overlooking the Ionian Sea and vineyards, in the heart of an area traditionally suited to viticulture.

 

The Estate of Fattoria San Francesco finds its origins in the foundation of a convent of monks in 1578, where vineyards were placed in all their surrounding lands.

 

The convent was suppressed by a decree of the King Ferdinando IV on 30 October 1770. After this resolution, the convent’s assets, including the factories, were exhibited at auction and on 14 July 1777 sold to Don Benedetto Siciliani.
From those vineyards, still today, the wines of Fattoria San Francesco are produced.

In every wine of Fattoria San Francesco there is a centuries-old commitment to the year 1777, when the Siciliani Family won the convent at auction San Francesco founded by the monk De Paola

 

Dr. Francesco Siciliani, the last descendant of a family of winemakers, continued the family tradition, creating, in the midst of vineyards and olive groves, a modern cellar with cutting-edge winemaking methods.

 

In 2013, Fattoria San Francesco was taken over by the Iuzzolini family who continued its philosophy by reconciling the most modern winemaking techniques with the two-thousand-year-old wine traditions of the area. With a renewed range of wines of absolute quality, modern and young, the new Fattoria San Francesco immediately enters the high-end market, skipping the large-scale distribution and positioning itself in that niche of excellent products. They have enjoyed numerous International wine awards in recent years.

 

For more, follow @fattoriasanfrancesco

 

Grapes

  • Gaglioppo 100%

 

Alcohol Content: 14%
Bottle Size: 750ml

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