Calabria is generally known as the “toe” of the Italy “boot”.
A typical feature of the region is agricultural richness. Calabrian Bergamot is recognized as the best quality for essence oil in the world. Calabria is also the largest producer of Porcini Mushrooms in Italy.
Calabrian cuisine can be (very) spicy, at the image of the Nduja, a spreadable pork salume. It is mainly served with slices of bread or with ripe cheese.
Calabria is also well known for its Ciro DOC wine region, based on the Gaglioppo grape variety. Considered one of the oldest named wines in the world, with a winemaking history stretching back thousands of years, this is very much Calabria’s flagship wine.
Librandi has been founded in 1950 by Antonio and Nicodemo Librandi. Nowadays, the winery is run by Nicodemo, his two sons Paolo and Raffaele, his nephew Francesco and his niece Teresa.
Librandi has 300 hectares of vineyards around Cirò Marina, a small town in the southern Italian region of Calabria (Italy’s boot tip), on the splendid Ionian coastline. The geographic position, located between the sea and the Sila Mountains, guarantees an excellent balance between day and night time temperatures.
The vineyards are planted with both international and local varietals (Gaglioppo, Magliocco and Mantonico). Librandi also runs an experimental vineyard with ancient local varietals.
Awarded “Best Italian wine grower 2013” by Gambero Rosso.