Ippolito is one of the oldest continuous viticulture sites in Calabria, established over 175 years ago by Vincenzo Ippolito in 1845 in the comune of Cirò. After World War I Don Vincenzo Ippolito, wishing to continue his grandfather’s legacy, returned to build the first modern wine cellar in Cirò, and over the years the wine industry began to really flourish in the area. Following in their father’s footsteps, Vincenzo’s two sons, Antonio and Salvatore Ippolito, implemented new and modern viticulture techniques.
Now the company is run by the fifth generation and is made up of three estates in the heart of the Cirò DOC: Mancuso, Feudo and Difesa Piana, which span across a total of 100 hectares, and sprawl from the rolling hills to the sunny flat lands leading out to the Ionian Sea. The soils consist of sandy-silt, alluvial, and limestone matrix. The winery remains focused on celebrating indigenous grape varietals, including Gaglioppo, Greco Nero, Greco Bianco, Calabrese and Pecorello.
Made entirely of Greco Nero, the grapes for this charming rosé were hand-harvested from the finest vineyards along the Calabrian Coast. They were gently pressed without maceration and vinified entirely in stainless steel.
Bright copper color. Tropical aromatics of papaya and pineapple core, with lemon verbena. Bold flavors of ripe papaya, Meyer lemon and blood orange. It closes with a refreshing wet stone minerality on the super-long finish.