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Librandi Magno Megonio 2016

Librandi Magno Megonio

2016
Val di Neto (Italy)

Magliocco at its purest, Magno Megonio is undoubtedly one of the born anew symbol-wines of Calabria....

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£17.35

/ 0.75 L btl

Librandi Magno Megonio 2016

Type

Wine Red

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Magliocco at its purest, Magno Megonio is undoubtedly one of the born anew symbol-wines of Calabria. And we're not talking about an experiment here. This is the real thing. "A man which time has not the power to damage", Nicodemo Librandi was, and is, the leader of a rebirth that is allowing a whole district to seriously be a player in the Italian wine scene. The wines, which are unbeatable value for money, have had the same extraordinary cleanness and depth about them for sixty years.

Taken from the name of a Roman centurion who lived in Calabria in the 2nd century A.D. and who first left written traces of local viticulture, Magno Megonio comes from some of the best areas of Val di Neto, on predominantly clayey and calcareous soils. By looking at them, they shine in their beautiful, bright and consistent ruby red colour, a prelude to great taste-olfactory sensations.

The aroma is decisive, of striking character, with rich and well distinguishable scents. It starts with dried plum, withered blackberry, dried fig and nutmeg, and then flows on to particularly profound aromas like herbs, undergrowth, vanilla and cocoa. The taste does not disappoint. An elegantly tannic palate, perfectly integrated into an overall soft texture which is extraordinarily easy to drink.

Food pairing

Pappardelle al sugo di lepre / Anatra arrosto / Agnello al mirto / Quaglie ripiene

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso granato / Consistente / Luminoso
  • Bouquet:Erbe aromatiche / Caffè / Noce moscata / Vaniglia / Fico secco / Mora / Prugna secca
  • Mouth:Avvolgente / Persistente / Pieno / Armonico / Tannino ben integrato

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Nabokov (25/09/2018) - Vintage 2015

It doesn't live up to the write-up

Chunky, monolithic, heavy-footed and not complex at all. It has enough acidity to lift its big feet a bit, but it is rather uninteresting. Probably it will get better with time, my I wouldn't hold my breath.

by: Marco (07/10/2020) - Vintage 2015

Another jewel from Calabria's Librandi

Megonio is a delicious wine and definetly one of the best products from Calabria in the deep south of Italy. Ideal with typical preparations from the region but also with cheese and red chili dishes. Hard to stop at the first glass of this nectarean elixir!

Librandi

Librandi

"A man which time has not the power to damage", Nicodemo Librandi was, and is, the leader of a rebirth that is allowing a whole district to seriously be a player in the Italian wine scene. The wines, which are unbeatable value for money, have had the same extraordinary cleanness and depth about them for sixty years. Taken from the name of a Roman centurion who lived in Calabria in the 2nd century A.D. and who first left written traces of local viticulture, Magno Megonio comes...

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