Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Indigenous Calabrian Whites and Reds from L'Acino.
Dino Briglio.


Founded in 2006 by Dino Briglio, Antonello Canonico (no longer involved) and Emilio Di Ciann, L'Acino is a communal effort to express the oft-forgotten possibilities of Calabrian terroir. When the project began, the three friends were working full-time in unrelated fields: Antonello was a film director, Dino a historian and Emilio a lawyer. Though they had no viticultural or winemaking experience, their love of wine was enough to start an estate. And the trio's taste for vini naturali meant focusing their attention on organic viticulture and minimal intervention winemaking.


This visit to L'Acino took place in November, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Eben Lillie.


IGP Calabria Bianco "Chora"
Soil: sand
Grapes: Mantonico, Guernaccia Bianca, Pecorello, Greco Bianco
Age of vines: 6
Vinification: stainless steel fermentation and aging on the lees, released the following Spring. Unfiltered.


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