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Mantonico: The hidden beauty of Calabria
Mantonico has a fascinating history dating back to ancient times. The grape variety is closely linked to the culture and tradition of Calabria and has survived and thrived despite numerous challenges over the centuries.

Mantonico, one of Calabria's hidden treasures, is an ancient and characteristic grape variety that is mainly native to the sun-drenched vineyards of the Calabria region in southern Italy.

The ideal terroir and soil conditions
Mantonico thrives best in the calcareous soils of Calabria, which are characterized by a Mediterranean climate. The warm days and cool nights give the grapes a unique balance between sugar and acidity and shape their unmistakable character.

Vinification as a single varietal and cuveé
Mantonico is used both as a single variety and in cuveés. Some winemakers also opt for ageing in wooden barrels to achieve additional nuances and complexity while retaining the characteristic aromas of the grape variety.

Food pairing
The delicate acidity and fruity aromas of Mantonico make it an excellent accompaniment to seafood, fish dishes and light starters. It also harmonizes well with fresh salads and mature cheeses.

Shelf life
Mantonico wines are characterized by their excellent shelf life. Under optimal conditions, they can develop over many years and gain in complexity, making them coveted collector's items for wine lovers.

Future prospects
The future of Mantonico looks promising. With a growing interest in authentic and unique grape varieties, Mantonico will increasingly gain international recognition. Its versatility and distinctive character will help Mantonico to continue to play an important role in the world of Italian wine and expand its presence on the international market.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. what makes Mantonico a unique grape variety?
Mantonico is characterized by its delicate acidity, fruity aromas and excellent ageing potential, making it a unique experience.

2. which dishes harmonize best with Mantonico wines?
Mantonico wines go particularly well with seafood, fish dishes, light starters, fresh salads and mature cheeses.

3. how long can Mantonico wines be stored?
Under optimal conditions, Mantonico wines can be stored for many years, gaining in complexity and flavor.

4. what role does Mantonico play on the international wine market?
Mantonico is increasingly gaining international recognition and is appreciated as an authentic and unique grape variety.

5. where can you buy and taste Mantonico wines?
Mantonico wines are available in selected wine shops and restaurants as well as directly from wineries in the Calabria region. - Gerardo [TS03/24]&Hat

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