2019 Sergio Arcuri Ciro BIanco “Liberaisensi” Greco

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Established in 1880 by Sergio’s great grandfather in Ciro Marina, Calabria’s best known wine-producing region. Arcuri is AAA certified, indicating he is organic, makes wine with minimal intervention, and is committed to making distinctive wines expressive of their terroir. Sergio grows grapes on a variety of parcels of land in and around Ciro Marina. Some of the vineyards look right out onto the Ionian Sea, others are located in the hilly regions defined by the valleys that extend inward from the coast. Sea breezes provide a cooling influence in this hot climate region. Those breezes, along with clay and limestone soils give a notable briny tang to Arcuri wines. "Liberaisensi" is the lone white wine produced here, made almost entirely of greco bianco, seasoned with small amounts of zibibbo, and malvasia. 20% of the wine remains on its skins for a short time to bolster the structure and amplify aromatics. While we hesitate to call this an "orange wine", enthusiast of the category should enjoy this as well. We recommend it with eggplant parmesan (ask Mike for his recipe) or grilled sausage.

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