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Region: Calabria
Wine:

Savuto Superiore DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 12.5%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 2 years
Storage potential: 8 years

As with the unaged version, Savuto DOC, this Superiore is considered by many to be the best mountain red from Calabria.

It's customary in Calabria to produce reds from an impressive array of grape varieties and this big brother to the unaged Savuto DOC is no exception. The grapes involved are Gagliopppo (35-45%), Greco Nero and/or Nerello Capuccio, Magliocco Canino, Sangiovese (30-40% with max. 10% Sangiovese), Malvasia Bianca and Pecorino (max. 25%).

Cultivated on the terrraced slopes of the remarkably beautiful Savuto river valley, southeast of Cosenza in the vicinity of Rogliano in mid Calabria facing out towards the Thyrrenian Sea. Production is modest and concentrated around the warmer areas of the valley in the midst of beautiful olive groves. Its style varies from dark ruby red to almost pink and with greater or lesser amplitude [fullness, body.AC]. The bouquet is distinguished, typical and with an unusually pleasing fragrance. The taste ranges from light berry to dark plum and is dry, ample, robust and by its nature, potent.

Savuto Superiore has an obligatory aging period of 2 years and must have a minimum alcohol strength of 12.5%.

In its best years, Savuto Superiore is a magnificent wine, widely acclaimed for its strength and body.

It is also, unfortunately, quite difficult to find.

Can be stored for up to 8-9 years.

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