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This wine comes from the dry, rugged Central Ionian coast of Calabria, the “toe” of the Italian “boot.” Gaglioppo and Greco Nero are the major two grape varietals grown here that stem from Greek origins. Val di Neto was started in 1999 and their 75 acre vineyard is in the production zones of Melissa DOC and Val of Neto IGT.
The name, "Mutro'," comes from the name of the ancient hunting area where Kings used to shoot wild boar.
Tasting notes: This delivers wonderful aromas and flavors of strawberries, blackberries, dark cherries and hints of chocolate. Medium in body, it is beautifully structured.
Two bicchieri - Gambero Rosso, Italian Wines 2009
"The tight-knit, long Mutro '06, from gaglioppo and greco nero, appeals with its fruity, balsamic nose."
RECENT VINTAGE - 2005
Two bicchieri - Gambero Rosso, Italian Wines 2008
Classification: Melissa DOC
Area of Production: The vineyard is located in the low valley of Neto, south of the Ciro Territory in the province of Crotone.
Grape Variety: 75% Gaglioppo & 25% Greco Nero
Soil: Middle mixture
Average Age of Vines: 5 years – 40 hectares; 10 years – 15 hectares.
Trellising System: Low and horizontal spurred cordon
Spacing of Plants: About 2,025 per acre
Production per Acre: 2.9 to 3.35 tons
Vinification Technique: Quick maceration followed by fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel.
Maturation: 30% 6 months in French oak barrique, 70% in stainless steel.
Total Acidity: 6.70 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.30 g/l
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Total Cases Produced: 660