"The wine cultivation around the town of Lamezia Terme is very old, dating back to 2000 BC, when the Phoenicians introduced it along the coasts of Calabria. The Italian region never ripped out its vineyards and replanted them with international varieties, and most vintners still proudly feature indigenous grapes. The Lamezia Rosso indeed come from some of the oldest Statti vineyards of Gaglioppo, Greco Nero and Magliocco."
"Ruby red color with garnet reflections. The nose is intense and complex, with dark notes of black cherry, plum, cocoa, tobacco, indian ink, and spices. The sip is very nicely structured with an excellent balance between fruit, tannin, and acidity. There is a long pleasant finish of fruit and spices. Best with meat dishes, such as lamb, meat balls and steak, typical Southern Italian recipes with eggplants and peppers and semi-hard cheeses."~Winery Notes
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Statti is convinced a great wine starts in the vineyard. Since the 18th century, the Statti family has lived on the same vine-growing land and has a deep, historic understanding of the vineyards in the heart of the "Enotria Tellus", the ancient name for Calabria, meaning land of wine. Over the last 15 years, Statti has been devoted to its 100 hectares of vineyards running along the slope of a hillside that protects it from the maritime winds. It is only through a long-established dedication to the vineyards and to their care throughout the cultivation process that Statti can create the conditions in which great Calabrian wines can be made.