In Calabrian dialect “timpa” is an inaccessible place. Such is the vineyard from which this wine is born. Grown at 500 meters above sea-level with high density planting and low yield per vine, it is a bitter land to be conquered. The fruit that this land gives is instead rich and embracing.
It is born from native grapes such as Magliocco, Mantonico, Greco Nero: ancient grapes with evocative names for a wine that is exuberant and well structured. The November harvesting and vinification at controlled temperatures add smootness and fragrance to its strong character.
Kaulos is the original Greek root-word fot the ancient Caulonia name. It grows from the grapes of Roberto Oppedisano, an agronomist in one of the most extreme areas of Calabria. The calcareous soils, that are close to the sea, and the harvesting with partially drying process make it warm and sweet.
It comes from direct soft pressing of Aglianico and Magliocco grapes, vinificated like white wine, with strict control of temperature and oxidation. It matches the mediterranean cooking, both its fish and meats. It loves slightly mature pecorino, shellfishes, fish soups and hot summer evenings.