MAKES Ippolito 1845 tells, together with the Italian Sommelier Foundation, fifteen years of evolution of one of its most famous wines that enhances Gaglioppo, the identity vine of Cirò and its Doc.
Say Cirò and think of Ippolito 1845. With over 170 years of history, the winery represents the oldest winery existing today in Calabria. A dynamic entrepreneurial experience that has been able to characterize its productions with a strong identity imprint that enhances the native vines of the best known Calabrian area in the world.
Located in the center of Cirò Marina, the heart of Calabrian viticulture, the company includes an agricultural estate of over 100 hectares, distributed between rolling hills and flat spaces close to the Ionian Sea where the vine has been able to characterize the landscape and best express its potential that, for five generations, the great experience of the Ippolito family has transformed into wines with an authentic character. In the company’s range of labels, Ripe del Falco stands out, an authentic expression of Gaglioppo.
The vertical scheduled for Friday 25 November starting at 18:00 at the Hotel Europa in Rende is dedicated to this wine. In collaboration with the Italian Sommelier Foundation, the evolution over time of this famous wine with powerful, elegant, long-lived traits will be told, the result of a selection in the vineyard of the best Gaglioppo bunches which for a long time refine their character in the cellar, giving a wine enveloping, austere and of great charm.
During the tasting, Gianluca Ippolito, company production manager, accompanied by Domenico Pate, FIS professor, will tell the public of enthusiasts and the specialized press about five historic vintages (2001, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014) that describe over ten years of evolution of one of the labels that immediately stood out for its elegance and complexity in the Calabrian wine scene since its first release on the regional, national and international markets.
«A wine of great expressiveness that best underlines – explains Paolo Ippolito, sales manager for Italy of the Ippolito 1845 company – our company mission: to recover and enhance the native vines and make them elegant, exclusive, highly identifying and witnesses of a territory where wine has always been made. Ripe del Falco – he added – gives each harvest a small step in the evolution of winemaking techniques. This journey through the five vintages that will be tasted for the selection offered to the public who will take part in the Rende event encapsulates the history of our wines in a glass».
Born in 1845 by Vincenzo Ippolito, the Cirò company is today one of the most representative wineries of the Calabrian wine scene that has been able to make territoriality the most expressive character of its productions and marketing linked to wine. «We have always been committed to the enhancement of native vines – explains Vincenzo Ippolito, president of the company – the protection of the territory, respect for traditions, nature and its biodiversity. These are the cornerstones of a long story that has continued over the centuries and for generations has told Cirò and our family around the world».
Fondazione Italiana Sommelier – led by the president Francesca Oliverio – chose the so-called “riserva crooked” for the shape of the bottles in which Ripe del Falco was kept, to testify “how even in Calabria – added the president Oliverio – wines can be produced designed to express themselves masterfully even in the long term».
The event at the Hotel Europa in Rende, by reservation and with limited places, will offer at 18:00 a tasting counter of the company wines of the Ippolito 1845 winery. At 18:45 the beginning of the vertical of the five vintages of Ripe del Falco. For info and reservations email@example.com or 349.1754907.