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Librandi - central star of Calabrian viticulture and to this day the only winery in the region to enjoy international renown. Located in Cirò Marina, the winery is well managed and has always specialized in the classics of the region - the Cirò wines. The basis for this is the local grape variety Gaglioppo, which underlies all the red wines and Roses of the winery. Not only since the Gravello, international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon are also increasingly used to give the wines a special polish. In addition, Librandi operates various experimental vineyards and is concerned about the reclamation of old grape varieties such as Mantonico, Magliocco and Greco Bianco.

Since 2008, with the 'I Vignaioli di Cirò' an association of wine producers was created to preserve and continue the originality and tradition of Cirò wines. To this day, Librandi has remained faithful to the classic wine style of Calabria, without being closed to innovations. This is clearly demonstrated by the best-selling Cirò Bianco, Critone and the Rosato Terre Lontane. However, the wine that best expresses Librandi's forward-looking philosophy to this day is the house's top wine: Gravello. A modern cuvee of Gaglioppo (autochthonous) and Cabernet Sauvignon - the first 'three glasses wine' of Calabria (Gambero Rosso) and a piece of Calabrian history made wine. - Gerardo [TS06/22]

"Without the brothers Antonio and Nicodemo Librandi Calabrian viticulture is no longer imaginable. For 60 years now they have been coping with the local difficulties with growing success, never leaving the quality track, especially in the vineyards. Their favorite objects of research and experimentation have been the native vines, of which they have given a tangible show especially to the trio of Gaglioppo, Magliocco and Mantonico. Ciròviticulture has thus reached a new position with a promising future." - Slow Wine


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Cirò Rosato Segno Librandi DOC 2021, Librandi, Kalabrien

Cirò Rosato Segno Librandi DOC 2021


Librandi, Calabria

The Ciro Rosato is bright coral color with violet nuances. On the nose of fresh fruit, accented with floral notes. Pleasantly refreshing on the palate with mild acidity. - Gerardo [TS06/22]

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Cirò Bianco Segno DOC 2021, Librandi, Kalabrien

Cirò Bianco Segno DOC 2021


Librandi, Calabria

Librandis Cirò Bianco is bright straw yellow color. On the nose, fine nuances of citrus fruit, underlined by floral accents. The finish also lives on the fragrant fruit, combined with a slight mineral note. - Gerardo [TS06/22]

"Intensely floral as well as fresh and spicy on the palate, Ciro Bianco presents itself as a single-varietal Greco bianco." - Slow Wine

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Cirò Rosso Classico Segno Librandi DOC 2020, Librandi, Kalabrien

Cirò Rosso Classico Segno Librandi DOC 2020


Librandi, Calabria

Originally a Greek grape variety, Gaglioppo is widely grown in Calabria, where it produces powerful wines. On the nose, red wild fruits mingle with preserved berries and subtle spicy nuances. The taste is full-bodied, powerful and balanced. - Gerardo [TS06/21]

"On the nose notes of licorice, rosemary and sour cherry. Medium-bodied on the palate, pleasant and fluid with strong tannins and a freshness that makes it easy to drink. Good persistence." - Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine)

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´Terre Lontane´ Val di Neto Rosato IGT 2021, Librandi, Kalabrien
Terre Lontane Val di Neto Rosato IGT 2021

Librandi, Calabria

Terre Lontane (Ital. 'Distant Lands') is the top rosato from the house of Librandi: vivid rosé with amber reflections in the glass. The bouquet is animating and reminiscent of raspberries, strawberries and some banana. Intense and powerful on the palate, pleasantly fresh acidity. - Gerardo [TS06/22]

"Italy's best rose wine, spicy, sweetly herbaceous, fresh, and zesty." - Robert Parker

"Vivid coral pink with a slightly brightening rim. Fine nose of frisich and ripe apricots, slightly herbaceous. Gripping, with slightly noticeable tannin, seems powerful and spicy, finishes powerful and perky, hits a bit crosswise." - Falstaff

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´Critone´ Bianco IGT 2021, Librandi, Kalabrien
Critone Bianco IGT 2021

Librandi, Calabria

Bright straw yellow color with golden reflections. The bouquet of Critone is reminiscent of exotic fruits, apricot and green apple. The palate is characterized by fresh and juicy fruit and fine creaminess and subtle minerality. - Gerardo [TS06/22]

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´Duca Sanfelice´ Cirò Rosso Riserva DOC 2019, Librandi, Kalabrien
Duca Sanfelice Cirò Rosso Riserva DOC 2019

Librandi, Calabria

With Duca Sanfelice, the winery has been proving for years the potential of the Gaglioppo grape variety: In the glass of ruby red color with orange reflections. The bouquet is reminiscent of wild berries, with hints of vanilla and licorice. In the drink of fine fruit and spice, harmonious and balanced tannin. - Gerardo [TS06/20]

"The emphatically herbaceous, fruity and floral Gaglioppo Ciro Rosso Duca San Felice shows a complex overall picture with recognition value." - Slow Wine

"Garnet red. Mediterranean nose of juniper and eucalyptus, notes of tomato confit and red flowers. The palate offers an excellent tannic structure supported by good acidity. It is pleasantly drinkable, with a finish that recalls notes of eucalyptus and licorice root." - Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine)

"Bright ruby with a sparkling core. Open nose, of ripe red berries, raspberries, rose hips and wild strawberries, showing subtle spicy reverberations. Beautiful, elegant melt on the palate, spreads clearly across the tongue, juicy and slightly saline, minimal post-dryness." - Falstaff

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Olivenöl Extra Vergine 2021, Librandi, Kalabrien
Olivenöl Extra Vergine 2021

Librandi, Calabria

Fine fruity olive oil of light green color with yellowish tinge. The aroma is balanced and delicate, the taste is light and fruity, with a subtle bitter almond tone. - Gerardo [TS06/22]

· Best before: 12/2023

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´Efeso´ Val di Neto Bianco IGT 2019, Librandi, Kalabrien
Efeso Val di Neto Bianco IGT 2019

Librandi, Calabria

Golden yellow color in the glass with amber reflections. The bouquet of Efeso announces ripe, yellow apples, mint and some sea buckthorn. The palate is complex and elegant, with notes of acacia and orange blossom. - Gerardo [TS06/20]

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´Gravello´ Rosso IGT 2019, Librandi, Kalabrien
Gravello Rosso IGT 2019

Librandi, Calabria

The color of Gravello is a rich ruby red with purple inclusions. On the nose, sandalwood and cardamom mingle with ripe plum and some floral honey. Soft and supple on the palate, the finish is dominated by amarena cherries and balsamic notes. The tannin of the Cabernet is cushioned by the velvety Gaglioppo, giving the wine a supple texture. - Gerardo [TS06/20]

"The Gravello, a Gaglioppo-Cabernet blend of powerful elegance." - Gambero Rosso

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´Geschenk: Cirò Librandi´ · 1x Cirò Bianco, 1x Cirò Rosato, 1x Cirò Rosso, Librandi, Kalabrien
Geschenk: Cirò Librandi · 1x Cirò Bianco, 1x Cirò Rosato, 1x Cirò Rosso

Librandi, Calabria

A bottle of each of the following Librandi wines: Cirò Bianco, Cirò Rosato and Cirò Rosso in an attractive gift box (vintages and ratings can be found in the individual products. The color of the gift box may vary):

Description Cirò Bianco (12,5%): Librandis Cirò Bianco is bright straw yellow color. On the nose, fine nuances of citrus fruit, underlined by floral accents. The finish also lives on the fragrant fruit, combined with a slight mineral note.

Description Cirò Rosato (13%): The Ciro Rosato is bright coral color with violet nuances. On the nose of fresh fruit, accented with floral notes. Pleasantly refreshing on the palate with mild acidity.

Description Cirò Rosso (13,5%): Originally a Greek grape variety, Gaglioppo is widely grown in Calabria, where it produces powerful wines. On the nose, red wild fruits mingle with preserved berries and subtle spicy nuances. The taste is full-bodied, powerful and balanced. - Gerardo [TS06/22]


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´Duca Sanfelice´ Cirò Rosso Riserva MAGNUM DOC 2019 (1er Geschenkbox), Librandi, Kalabrien
Duca Sanfelice Cirò Rosso Riserva MAGNUM DOC 2019 (1er Geschenkbox)

Librandi, Calabria

A magnum bottle of Ciro Rosso Riserva Duca San Felice in a high quality original gift box:

With Duca Sanfelice, the winery has been proving for years the potential of the Gaglioppo grape variety: In the glass of ruby red color with orange reflections. The bouquet is reminiscent of wild berries, with hints of vanilla and licorice. In the drink of fine fruit and spice, harmonious and balanced tannin. - Gerardo [TS06/20]

"The emphatically herbaceous, fruity and floral Gaglioppo Ciro Rosso Duca San Felice shows a complex overall picture with recognition value." - Slow Wine

"Garnet red. Mediterranean nose of juniper and eucalyptus, notes of tomato confit and red flowers. The palate offers an excellent tannic structure supported by good acidity. It is pleasantly drinkable, with a finish that recalls notes of eucalyptus and licorice root." - Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine)

"Bright ruby with a sparkling core. Open nose, of ripe red berries, raspberries, rose hips and wild strawberries, showing subtle spicy reverberations. Beautiful, elegant melt on the palate, spreads clearly across the tongue, juicy and slightly saline, minimal post-dryness." - Falstaff


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´Geschenk: Librandi Klassiker´ · 1x Critone Bianco, 1x Terre Lontane Rosato, 1x Duca Sanfelice, Librandi, Kalabrien
Geschenk: Librandi Klassiker · 1x Critone Bianco, 1x Terre Lontane Rosato, 1x Duca Sanfelice

Librandi, Calabria

A bottle of each of the following wines from Librandi: Critone Bianco, Terre Lontane Val di Neto Rosato and Duca Sanfelice Cirò Rosso Riserva in an attractive gift box (vintages and ratings can be found in the individual products. The color of the gift box may vary):

Description Critone Bianco (12,5%): Bright straw yellow color with golden reflections. The bouquet of Critone is reminiscent of exotic fruits, apricot and green apple. The palate is characterized by fresh and juicy fruit and fine creaminess and subtle minerality.

Description Rosato Terre Lontane (13%): Terre Lontane (Ital. 'Distant Lands') is the top rosato from the house of Librandi: vivid rosé with amber reflections in the glass. The bouquet is animating and reminiscent of raspberries, strawberries and some banana. Intense and powerful on the palate, pleasantly fresh acidity.

Description Duca Sanfelice Cirò Rosso Riserva (14%): With Duca Sanfelice, the winery has been proving for years the potential of the Gaglioppo grape variety: In the glass of ruby red color with orange reflections. The bouquet is reminiscent of wild berries, with hints of vanilla and licorice. In the drink of fine fruit and spice, harmonious and balanced tannin. - Gerardo [TS06/22]


· Note: This product includes a gift box.
· Note: This is a composite article, which consists of several individual products.

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´Gravello´ Rosso MAGNUM IGT 2018 (1er Geschenkbox), Librandi, Kalabrien
Gravello Rosso MAGNUM IGT 2018 (1er Geschenkbox)

Librandi, Calabria

A magnum bottle of Gravello Rosso in a high quality original gift box:

The color of Gravello is a rich ruby red with purple inclusions. On the nose, sandalwood and cardamom mingle with ripe plum and some floral honey. Soft and supple on the palate, the finish is dominated by amarena cherries and balsamic notes. The tannin of the Cabernet is cushioned by the velvety Gaglioppo, giving the wine a supple texture. - Gerardo [TS06/19]

"Balanced and easy to like, this offers creamy flavors of ripe black raspberry and boysenberry fruit, mixed with notes of juniper, gumdrop and star anise. Light tannins lend grip to the subtle finish." - Wine Spectator

"A blend of 60% Gaglioppo and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, this polished red conveys aromas of underbrush, cassis, grilled herb and red currant. The juicy palate delivers crushed black cherry, ground pepper, licorice, clove and a coffee note alongside velvety tannins." - Wine Enthusiast

"With a fruit and floral aroma lures equally the Gaglioppo/Cabernet blend Gravello, which also has spicy and balsamic components." - Slow Wine


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Blog: Librandi

Librandi | Calabria | gerardo.de

Once a Greek colony, the region in the south of Italy is now known as Calabria. The occupiers of that time brought with them some knowledge and wealth, leaving behind an area filled with history and culture. From this culture, in conjunction with the fertile soils emerged the viticulture in Calabria as we know it today. From the remains of the ancient civilization and the traditions of the locals, a melting pot of art, gastronomy and folklore was born: Calabria, a land full of love and respect for the past, always looking to the rest of the world.

The Librandi winery, with its 230 hectares of vineyards, is considered a monument of Calabrian viticulture and is still the only winery with notable success abroad. The main grape variety, Gaglioppo, accounts for the lion's share of production (60%), followed by Greco Bianco, Magliocco and Mantonico. The success of the winery is mainly due to the work of the two brothers Antonio and Nicodemo Librandi: they are responsible for the entire development of the winery, from the first bottling to the development of Gravello and the planting of experimental vineyards. Today, production is concentrated on the three Cirò versions (Rosso, Bianco and Rosato) and on special varieties such as Gravello, Duca San Felice, Critone, Melissa DOC and the more recent Efeso. Currently, just under half of the vineyards produced are exported abroad (USA, Germany, Japan, Switzerland), while the other half are sold in Italy. In October 2012, during a trip to Germany by Nicodemo Librandi, his brother Antonio passed away at the age of 80. The death of the studied architect, winemaker and entrepreneur was received with great sympathy by both professionals and wine lovers.

Antonio and Nicodemo Librandi, brothers and owners of the winery Librandi in Cirò Marina, from time immemorial one of the great protagonists of the Denomination of Origin Cirò, have modernized their business from scratch since the mid-eighties, both renovating the cellars and introducing new varieties in the vineyards. Sauvignon and Chardonnay in particular were planted, and from this cuvee is now produced a fresh and pleasing white wine, Critone. Later, the international success grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon was added, which together with the native Gaglioppo pigeon forms the basis for the Cirò Rosso and the Rosato. The Cirò is an elegant wine, full of character, which already in the first vintages produced was able to secure a place in the forefront of the important wines of southern Italy. Much of the credit for this also goes to Severino Garofano, who has once again distinguished himself here as one of the most important Önologists of the South.

The construction of a new barrel cellar for the aging of Gravello in barrique barrels, is only a prelude to upcoming new wines, the first of which, Le Pasulle, is a fascinating version of the rare meditation and dessert wine Mantonico Bianco. But we should not forget the classics of the winery, the various Cirò, clean and modern wines, like all Librandi products, which are also characterized by very correct prices. - Gerardo [TS06/22]

"The Librandi brothers have certainly not made their task easy in the last five years. Regardless of all the economic problems, they invest time and money in research, clone selection and in the protection of species of the native Calabrian vine. In this way, Nicodemo and Tonino are creating an almost otherworldly leap in quality." - Gambero Rosso