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White Wines - Ischia DOC Biancolella 'Kalimera' 2018 (750 ml.) - Cenatiempo - Cenatiempo - 1
White Wines - Ischia DOC Biancolella 'Kalimera' 2018 (750 ml.) - Cenatiempo - Cenatiempo - 2
White Wines - Ischia DOC Biancolella 'Kalimera' 2018 (750 ml.) - Cenatiempo - Cenatiempo - 3
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White Wines - Ischia DOC Biancolella 'Kalimera' 2018 (750 ml.) - Cenatiempo - Cenatiempo - 1

Ischia DOC Biancolella 'Kalimera' 2018 (750 ml.) - Cenatiempo

'Kalimera' by Cenatiempo  is made starting from the pure grapes of Biancolella, a native variety of the island of Ischia. Biodynamic white wine, whose name means 'good morning', which is born in a purely volcanic terroir located about 450 meters above sea level. The richness of the volcanic soil is affirmed during the tasting with a full minerality on the palate, of good duration. Aromas of fruit mix with citrus fruits and on the finish hints of aromatic herbs. Thin body, fresh and savory vein and good persistence. A bottle that transforms the island's heroic viticulture into reality. 

    

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THE WINE

'Kalimera' by Cenatiempo  is made starting from the pure grapes of Biancolella, a native variety of the island of Ischia. Biodynamic white wine, whose name means 'good morning', which is born in a purely volcanic terroir located about 450 meters above sea level. The richness of the volcanic soil is affirmed during the tasting with a full minerality on the palate, of good duration. Aromas of fruit mix with citrus fruits and on the finish hints of aromatic herbs. Thin body, fresh and savory vein and good persistence. A bottle that transforms the island's heroic viticulture into reality. 

THE COMPANY

Thinking about the Cenatiempo winery, one is immediately transported to the splendid landscape of the island of Ischia. Here in 1945 Francesco Cenatiempo gave rise to this strictly family-run wine business, today in the hands of Pasquale Cenatiempo, a winemaker who has always been away from the media spotlight. He is evocative of the setting within which the winemaking cellar took shape, literally dug into the heart of the Kalimera hill, almost as if to take root in the deepest and most lively part of that splendid territory. It is no coincidence that already in Roman times the island of Ischia, called Aenaria at the time, was considered "the land of wine", an economy on which it focused until the first half of the twentieth century, today taken up by this winery.

The wines of the Cenatiempo winery are the children of a unique territory, where the volcano meets the sea, the solid blends with the liquid, the heat of the lava blends with the cold waves of the Mediterranean. These two antithetical and pulsating souls are the author's signature of the winery's labels, appreciated for their pleasant drinkability and markedly saline vein. In the cellar any kind of production interference is banned, such as the use of wood, in favor of steel tanks and old concrete tanks in order to sincerely and frankly enhance the natural aromatic complement of the grapes. A synthesis of production and landscape tradition concentrated in a single glass!

Since the foundation of the winery, the Cenatiempo family has been committed to carrying out a noble project to enhance the native and traditional varieties of the island of Ischia. Biancolella and Forastera, the undisputed manifesto of the entire production, speak a saline, marine and fresh language like the sea on which the vineyards overlook, while Piedirosso, locally called Per 'e Palummo, has an earthy and volcanic soul, typical of the territory of origin. Heroic viticulture, practiced on steep terraces that enjoy perfect sunshine, which is based on the principles of biodynamic agriculture that respects the environment, to be tasted for sure and for what not, even to visit in person! 

EXTREME WINES: FIORDUVA

The “Vini Estremi” (i.e., Extreme Wines) are heroic wines, children of the hard work, sweat and industriousness of man; they are often produced in unknown, geographically unbroken, at times impossible areas, and cultivated in tiny plots of land snatched away from the mountainside, the rocks and the sea.

From Trentino-Alto Adige to Sardinia, from Valle d'Aosta to the island of Pantelleria, from Valtellina to the Amalfi Coast, from the Cinque Terre to the slopes of Etna, the ancient Enotria boasts a myriad wines that have survived wars, plagues and the scourge of phylloxera.

Grape varieties which, thanks to the tenacity and passion of certain small-scale but great winegrowers, have been plucked out of oblivion and are still able to offer the followers of Bacchus the most extraordinary wines.

Gianpaolo Girardi

CNT-KALIMERA-2018
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Data sheet

Product Category
White Wine
Country
Italy
Region
Campania
Vintage - Cuvée
2018
Designation
Ischia DOC
Grape / Raw material
biancolella
Alcohol Content
13% vol.
Philosophy
Biodynamic
Size
750 ml.
Tasting
Color: straw yellow with golden highlights Bouquet: citrus, yellow fruit and aromatic herbs in the finish Taste: fresh, intense and with good persistence.
Food Matches
Raw Fish, Seafood - Shellfish, Fish plates, Vegetables and Legumes, White Meat
Service Temperature
8° - 10° C.
Suggested Glass
Calyx thin long-stemmed
Special Features
Extreme Wine, Small Islands Wines

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