Through the cultivation of the grapevine linked to the enhancing the value of the products of his land, Michele Calò stands out as forerunner of high quality wines in Salento. Now his wines can be sold on great international markets worthy to welcome them. From Tuglie, in all Italy and all over the world. A great rematch taken by that man who left with the Salentine sun in his heart.
FERNANDO and GIOVANNI CALÒ. Values which don’t disappear.
Fernando and Giovanni control the various phases of the activities developed with the great passion transmitted by their father. But they work also with an innovative spirit and with the awereness that only undertaking really to do something, gives hoped outcomes, sastisfying also more demanding palates.
To create wines respecting nature and traditions.
The modern cultivation of wine requires the recovery and the ennoblement of the old native grapevines. In the winery Calò the historic grapevines as Negroamaro,black Malvasia, Primitivo and Verdeca, are always at the basis of the production. There are strong grapevines for important and elegant wines, able to cause intense emotions. These outcomes require a constant care and a great attention in the grapevine and in the winery in every moment of they year, to give the best, respecting nature and traditions.
VINIFICATION: Grapes are pressed softly and just the free-run must (or “mosto fiore”), about the 30%, is used for the final product. An important role has the temperature because grapes are pressed at a temperature of 14°-16° with a slight pause of time, to obtain more scents and aromas. Then the free-run must (or “mosto fiore”) obtained is left fermenting at a constant temperature of 18° for about 7,8 days, then it is carried and left in steel vats for the necessary time. Grape harvest, appropriately anticipated, gives to the pro duct a good total acidity and so a relevant endurance in time. The best qualities of wine may be appreciable even within the space of two years after its putting on the market. Its features of freshness and refinement add to a good balance and to a sapid and a fruity taste.
Grape harvest, appropriately anticipated, gives to the product a good total acidity and so a relevant endurance in time. With a meticolous selection of grapes which are pressed softly just the free-run must or “mosto fiore”, about the 30%, is used for the final product.
GRAPES: Verdeca grape growed in Salentine area with the traditional planting technique of Apulian “Alberello” (bush) or “Alberello Pugliese” 70%, chardonnay 30%.
TYPE OF TERRAIN: clayey, on tufa rock stratums.
PERIOD OF GRAPE HARVEST: first weeks of September.
TYPE OF HARVEST: picking by hand.
MEDIUM PRODUCTION PER HECTARE: 80 quintals of grape.
Color: straw yellow, with golden reflections.
Scents: fine, delicate, delightfully fruity with odors of pineapple
and Renetta apple.
Flavour: sapid and pleasantly fresh. Elegant and endowed
with an evident intensity.
Our suggestion: this wine may be served at 12°-14°.
it combines well with shellfishes and seafood-cooking, with tasty mediterranean first courses.
The Medium annual production is of 35/40.000 bottles.