Librandi Antonio & Nicodemo

For four generations, the Librandi family has been committed to preserving indigenous vines in the area, and they work hard to ensure the excellence of each product they produce.

In 1953, the Librandi family began bottling in a small winery in Via Tirone, Cirò Marina, using Gaglioppo and Greco Bianco grapes, which originate from small plots in the Cirò Doc region. 2 years later, the family purchased their estate in the Ponta area and is currently called Duca Sanfelice located in Eastern Calabria.

The family began investing in research to improve their wine-making heritage, and in 2014, The Gazzetta Ufficiale (the Official Journal of the Italian Republic) announced the registration of the first recorded clones of Calabrian grape varieties in the Italian Register of Grapevine Varieties (Registro Nazionale delle Varietà di Vite) which was a result of their research activities.

In 1998, Concetta and Enza, wives of Antonio and Nicodemo Librandi, former owners of the company, created a space for local and international individuals to share their passion for wine-making and innovative ideas for the industry.

The project was made possible by renovating a traditional mid-nineteenth-century farmhouse that was part of the winery complex, where they host exhibitions, courses, and presentations. It essentially became a cultural society named “A Casedda”. Today, the family owns 6 estates, 232 hectares of vineyards and 80 hectares of olive groves, all geared towards one goal: quality.

Grapes

Wines

Red

  • Cirò Rosso Cirò DOC Cirò DOC
  • Asylia Rosso Melissa DOC
  • Duca Sanfelice Cirò DOC
  • Magno Megonio Val di Neto IGT
  • Gravello Val di Neto IGT
  • White

  • Cirò Bianco Cirò DOC Cirò DOC
  • Asylia Bianco Melissa DOC
  • Critone Val di Neto IGT
  • Efeso Val di Neto IGT
  • Rosé

  • Cirò Rosato Cirò DOC
  • Terre Lontane Val di Neto IGT
  • Sparkling Wines

  • Labella – Vino Bianco Frizzante
  • Almaneti – Brut Bianco
  • Rosaneti – Brut Rosé
  • Dessert Wines

  • Le Passule Val di Neto IGT – Vino Passito
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    Rosaneti Estate

    • This is the family’s largest estate, located between the towns of Rocca di Neto and Casabona, it is currently their flagship estate.

    Critone Estate

    • Critone is located in the town of Strongoli. This was the first estate acquired outside the Cirò Doc region. These vineyards, originally dedicated exclusively to international varieties, eventually gave birth to some of the wines that made their company’s history: Gravello, Terre Lontane and Critone, named after the estate.

    Ponta Duca Sanfelice

    • Located among the hills of the traditional Cirò Doc area, this vineyard is where the history of their company began.

    Librandi Agricultural Museum

    • Located in their nineteenth century farmhouse.

    Pittaffo Estate

    • Estate with eight hectares of vineyards located in the northern part of ​​the Cirò DOC region, in the municipality of Crucoli. It is a small valley overlooking the sea, and its wines are strongly influenced by this proximity.

    San Biase Estate

    • Vineyard of slightly less than six hectares located just inland in the Cirò Doc region, and characterized by the red clay which is typical of the area.

    Brisi Estate

    • Small vineyard of one and a half hectares located in an urban area that goes by the same name. It stands as the symbol of an area historically considered as one of the most suited to wine-making in the entire region.

    The company offers tours of their wineries and estates, including wine and oil tastings that run all year round. During your time at the Librandi estates, you will have the opportunity to visit their Agricultural Museum, experience the beautiful Calabrian landscape and dine in one of their many farmhouses.

    Winery Tour

    • This is the company’s basic package which includes a tour through the wine-making area (estates, vineyards etc.), ending with a walk through of their barrel cellar and bottling line facilities. The Librandi family is happy to offer their guests a glass of wine throughout the tour.

    Visit and Tasting Session

    • This type of visit is typically for larger groups, including an in-depth tour of the winery, followed by a tasting session where they can sample various wines accompanied with traditional local delicatessen.

    Wine Workshops

    • Hosted in their traditional mid-nineteenth century farmhouse, the Librandi winery offers a variety of educational wine exhibitions, presentations and courses where locals and tourists alike can share their passion for winemaking.

    Librandi Day

    • This is the most comprehensive tour that is offered and is designed to give each guest a better idea of the Librandi family philosophy. The day begins with a tour of the company’s winery with an in-depth visit of each section, followed by a trip to the Rosaneti vineyards where visitors will be able to see their vineyards and olive groves. Guests will have a chance to experience the beautiful Calabrian landscape with all of it’s stunning views, followed by a visit to their Agricultural Museum located in their nineteenth century farmhouse. The day concludes with lunch at their guest quarters and an afternoon stroll among their vines.

     

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