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: traditional Lacrima vinification. Grapes are left macerating for 16-18 hours according to the ripening and therefore to the color. During the racking-off just the 25%-30% maximum is used for the production of “Mjère” Rosè. Exclusively the best part, the clear one with a coral pink color obtained from the clear “alzata del Cappello” must, is used for fermentation at a constant temperature of about 18°. The fermentation lasts about 7-8 days and when it ends, the product is carried into steel vats and it is left to rest on its own yeasts for the necessary time. The selection of the best grapes picked at the right moment to get an ideal acidity at around 7.00/7.50, the choice of the suitable moment for the racking off with an ideal color and a personal taste, besides all details and an assidous accuracy, are the conditions to obtain a high quality Rosè. Best qualities of this wine can be appreciable even within the space of two years after its putting on the market. 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.
With a scrupolous selection of grapes and a complex “lacrima” vinification, it can be obtained this extraordinary rosè of great tipicality, the best blossom of our estate. It asserts for the taste singularity and for the “fascinating mediterraneity”.
GRAPES: 90% Negramaro grape and 10% Black Leccese Malvasia grape. These grapes are growed with the planting technique of Apulian “Alberello” (bush) or “Alberello Pugliese” in the most typical Salentine area and exactly in the municipalities of Tuglie, Sannicola, Alezio (LE).
TYPE OF THE TERRAIN: Clayey, calcareus, of medium blending.
PERIOD OF GRAPE HARVEST: first weeks of september.
TYPE OF HARVEST: picking by hand.
MEDIUM PRODUCTION PER HECTAR: 70 quintals of grape.
Color: intense, brilliant, coral pink.
Scents: intense bouquet reminding cherries and fresh fruit, delicate.
Flavour: smooth, elegant and with a good fruity persistance,
accurately sapid. It asserts for the taste singularity and for the “fascinating mediterraneity”.
Our suggestion: this wine may be served at 12°-14°.
GASTRONOMIC PAIRING: it is an excellent combination with sapid fish-cooking, stewed fish, white meat as veal with tuna, fresh cheeses, sheep and not aged cheeses.
The Medium annual production is of 42/45.000 bottles.