Creta Paglia Sciccu Bianco

$36.00

1 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Calabria, Italy
Viticulture: Organic
Grape Varieties: Guarnaccia, Guardavalle, Mantonico

Creta Paglia Sciccu Bianco is a unique blend of native Calabrian grapes on the verge of extinction. Thyme, sage, and rosemary with freshness and minerality.

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About Creta Paglia Sciccu Bianco

Creta Paglia Sciccu Bianco is a unique blend of native Calabrian grapes on the verge of extinction. Thyme, sage, and rosemary with freshness and minerality.

About Creta Paglia

Creta Paglia is named for homes made of red brick and straw, architecture that was very common in the winery’s hometown of San Marco Argentano. The winery is run by the insanely passionate Antonello Canonico, who set off on his own in 2017 after leaving his partnership with one of Calabria’s most well-known natural winemakers, L’Acino.

Antonello is farming on three hectares in his hometown, a place he describes as an island cut off from the rest of Calabria. To the south, mountains rise well over 2000 meters, with a smaller but beautiful mountain range to the north as well. Most amazing of all is the fact that in just 15/20 minutes, you can find your way to the ocean and some of the bluest water Italy has to offer. Driving from Campania is an absolute adventure on the “autostrada del sole” as you wind up and down mountains on a road that can lead you all the way to Sicily.

San Marco Argentano sits at 600 meters, and it possesses a diurnal range that is similar to that of the Avellino in Campania, or even parts of Abruzzo. On Kelsey & my first trip here, we were shocked by the terrain and the enormity of the surrounding mountains. This is a totally different place (and climate) that that of Ciro’, which is located on the coast about 2 hours southeast of San Marco.

Beyond the terrain, Calabria alongside Sicily has been the “vault” for some of Ancient Greece’s oldest cultivars that include Mantonica, Guardavalle, and Magliocco. It’s Antonello’s feeling that these grapes may have arrived from places like Georgia, where the world’s first wines were produced.

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