The Wine: Chora Rosso 2019
L'Acino Chora Rosso is a red natural wine made from certified organic 100% Magliocco grapes grown on sandy and clay soils in Calabria, Southern Italy. Chora Rosso mostly comes from Acino's younger vines planted on a sandy hillside from massale cuttings from older vines in 2008. Because the hill is so sandy, they were able to plant in franc de pied. This bottling used to have some Guernaccia Nera in the blend but is now 100% Magliocco.
Partially crushed whole-clusters see an eight-day maceration and are fermented in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts. The wine is aged in tank 12 months before being bottled. Chora Rosso is unfined and unfiltered.
The Producer: L'Acino
L'Acino is a winery started by Dino Briglio, a former historian, located in Calabria, Southern Italy. Dino farms organically and adopts a low-intervention approach in the cellars, creating terroir wines from indigenous varietals such as Magliocco, Mantonico, Guarnaccia Nera, Guarnaccia Bianca, Malvasia, Pecorello, and Greco Bianco.
The Region: Calabria