Michele Calò & Figli Mjere Rosso (750ml)
Mediterranean dishesPulled porkPasta with Tomato Sauce
Michele Calò stands out as forerunner of high quality wines in what is known as the Salento peninsula, in the southern part of Puglia. Michele Calò has been producing wine since 1954 in the province of Lecce. Their vineyards are located in the most appropriate areas of the municipalities of Tuglie, Alezio, Parabita and Sannicolal. Each location brings different characteristics to the wines. Today, Michele’s sons, Fernando and Giovanni control the various phases of the activities developed and transmitted to them by their father. They combine tradition and innovation in crafting wines that are distinctly southern Italian.
Pronounced aromas of berries and plums. The palate is medium to full, dry with a pleasant and and slightly bitter bite finish. Good fruit concentration and smooth fine grained tannins. This would pair wonderfully with Mediterranean dishes, grilled meats, aubergines.
Made from bush trained Negroamaro grapes grown on red soil mixed with sand. The grapes are picked by hand the last week in September. Traditional vinification with maceration lasting about 8 days. 70% of the wine ages in stainless steel vats, the remaining 30% in oak barrels for about 12 months before blending. The finished wine rests another 6 months in bottle before being put on the market.