Chora Rosso Red Wine

Chora Rosso Red Wine L’Acino


Chora Rosso Red Wine L’Acino


Bottle size: 750 ml
Packing: Case of 6 Bottles
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The Chora Rosso is a South Italy red wine made from Magliocco grapes and Grenache noir refined in steel tank for preservane freshness. Ruby red colour, medium intensity and structure, with tannins firm. To enjoy its taste, we recommend you to leave it breathe 20-30 minutes before serving. Wine made from indigenous yeasts, traditional agriculture and old style artisanal methods.

Chora Rosso Vineyard

The vineyard is made up of 2.5 hectares wide land located on the plain of Sybaris, between the Ionian sea and Tyrrhenian sea, between the Pollino National Park and Sila Plateau, great wind, no factories nearby, no pollution. An area with a Mediterranean climate, historically ideal for vineyards, riches in clay and in nutrients that are absorbed by the roots and flow to grapes giving different flavors of wines.

Chora Rosso Wine Making

  • Grapes: Magliocco, Grenache noir (same vine of South of France).
  • Soil: 24% Sand, 36% Slit, 40% Clay.
  • Altitude: 350 mt on the sea level.
  • Exposed: South-East.
  • Vineyard density: 4.000 plants per hectar.
  • Yeald per hectar: 700 Kg.
  • Harvest: October.
  • Production techniques: Guyot.
  • Vinification: Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Unfiltered.
  • Farming Type: Organic, No herbicides or pesticides used.

Chora Rosso Tasting Practice

  • Color: Intense ruby red.
  • Aromatic: Ripe fruit with violet and pink notes.
  • Taste: Medium intensity and structure, with a lovely freshness and a final balanced, with firm tannins.
  • Food Pairing: Rice with mushroom, Pasta alla bolognese, White meat stew, Roasted and grilled meat.
  • Serving Temperature: 16°C.
  • Opening: 20-30 minutes before serving.
  • Glass: Medium open goblet, for young – medium bodied red wines which don’t require a lot of oxygenation to open.
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Origin Certification: IGT.
  • Bottle size: 750 ml.

Produced and Estate-Bottled by L’Acino Winery Farm

Founded in 2006 by Antonello Canonico, Dino Briglio and Emilio Di Ciann (all natives of the mountain town of San Marco Argentano), Società Agricola L’Acino Srl is a communal effort to express the oft-forgotten possibilities of Calabrian terroir. When the project began, the three friends were working full-time in unrelated fields: Antonello was a film director, Dino a historian and Emilio a lawyer. Though they had no viticultural or winemaking experience, their love of wine was enough to start an estate, and the trio’s taste for “natural” wine meant focusing their attention on organic viticulture and minimal intervention winemaking. After a year of searching far and wide for a small vineyard, Antonello struck gold with an hectare of the indigenous white grape Mantonico.

Purchased from an old farmer who deemed the land too hard to work, this picturesque vineyard is located right on the border of the Pollino national park, the largest natural park in Italy. Soon thereafter, the guys were able to purchase a nearby 1.5 hectare parcel of the local red grape Magliocco. While converting both parcels to organics, they produced their first wines in the 2007, a white called Mantonicoz and a red named Tocco Magliocco. At 650 meters elevation and exposed North, both these sites are particularly cool, providing a lighter, more elegant style than most would expect of Calabrian wine.

The next step was seeing something through from the beginning, and so a new search began for a suitable terroir that had never been planted in vines. This again took about a year, but resulted in the discovery of a stunning, sandy coteau where the guys have planted Magliocco and Mantonico from massale, much of it in franc de pied.

Main Wines

Planted in 2007, these young vines produce the estate’s two entry level wines, both called Chora and both extremely fun, lively and surprisingly light gulpers. The wines ferment off their native yeasts, mostly in stainless steel vats, though a small amount of old French oak is used for the older’s vines’ best grapes. Vinifications take place without addition or retractions, save a small amount of sulfur at bottling. The whites in particular are wildly original and compelling, while the reds are a pure, coifable joy. The vines here are very young, and were planted by the L’Acino team 15 years ago. As you can see, the soils had been heavily plowed; the guys are doing this every year following harvest, adding legumes, straw and many other good biodynamic things to promote mineral richness and depth to the soils.

There are 5 distinct soil compositions within the vineyard, which are essentially varying amounts of sands. In the sandiest parts of this double-sided hill, the guys have planted in franc de pied. The sands go for 1.5 meters until they hit a solid, very hard sheet of rock. The layer of rock in the subsoils will always keep yields very low. Furthermore because working organically from the start, the vines are taking a long time to find themselves in the soil. As far as the grapes planted, the vineyard features the indigenous Magliocco (red) and Mantonico (white), as well as some Grenache Noir and Grenache Blanc. Everything is planted in massale. These vines are very hard to work. The soils feature a little bit of clay, but are mostly comprised of very compact sand. These cool looking rocks can also be spotted throughout the vineyard.

Why Choose Our Wine

First of all for the location of the vineyard. The vineyard is located near the Pollino National Park, an area with a Mediterranean climate, ideal for growing vines. Second, for the production techniques. Because the Guyot system is a traditional practice popularized by Charles Guyot in the 1860s. It is a shoot system with spurs. The cane shoots develop into shoots that produce the next season’s crop. The spur buds produce shoots that can be used as shoots the following year, thus preventing the vine from spreading too far along the trellis. Often the spurs become part of the old wood. Third for the type of agriculture. Organic, without the use of herbicides or pesticides.