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    Research
    Innovation

TRADITION

For generations the Bafaro have been pro- ducing the wine they drink, without ever disdaining the tasting of novelty and the unknown. Exotic wines, innovative expe- riments and unusual combinations are part of everyday life. Red, White and any other type is what the generations of our family have in common: the search for the best grapes, the most secret “recipe” and the unique flavor.

RESEARCH

The production of the Acrone Arco-wine is the result of a careful study of literary, iconographic, and archaeological sources. Every aspect is studied in detail, to reconstruct the ancient winemaking process, it is experimental archeology.

INNOVATION

The am- phorae design is unique, not marketable, becau- se is the result of mine personal researches that they melt the characteristics of the amphorae of the past creating the maximum best result du- ring fermentation and refinement of the wine.

OUR COMPANY

For generations the Bafaro have been pro- ducing the wine they drink, without ever disdaining the tasting of novelty and the unknown. Exotic wines, innovative expe- riments and unusual combinations are part of everyday life. Red, White and any other type is what the generations of our family have in common: the search for the best grapes, the most secret “recipe” and the unique flavor. It is in this context, on an international scene, where niche wine has now carved out its living spaces, that it was decided to create what for us is the symbol of excellence, the pinnacle of hi- storical research in the oenological field . Francesco Gabriele Bafaro, career archa- eologist, winemaker by vocation, is the creator and founder of this archaeologi- cal-oenological company. This family-run structure, however, could not do without supporting elements such as Raffaele Ba- faro, expert for decades in the field of wi- nemaking. Maria Fusaro, who never mis- ses the right delicacy to suggest in tasting the Acroneo. Each time offers new expe- riences to the palate of the lucky taster. Gaia Bafaro who, with his art and know- ledge, makes the creation of this product inextricably linked to the family herita- ge of wisdom, culture and tradition. A glass of Acroneo wine, whether Arkon or Elektron will give you the joy of an eve- ning with friends, the family warmth and the thrill of legend. The true vocation of Acroneo wine is to be born from the myth and delivered to modernity thanks to the rediscovery of techniques now remote.

vino arkon acroneo

ARKON RED WINE

The Acroneo Arkon wine vinified and aged in amphora for six months has a ruby red co- lor. The aromas are very complex and cha- racterized by hints of black berries on a spi- cy background. The taste is powerful and harmonious, characterized by velvety and ele- gant tannins and a long and persistent finish.

Name of the wine

Acroneo Arkon

Grapes

Gaglioppo 80%; Guanaccia nera 20%

Place of production

San Demetrio Corone (Calabria ItalY)

Altitude of vineyard

350 m.a.s.l.

System of upbringing

Spurred cordon

Time of grape harvest

First 10 days of October

ABV

13%

n the vineyard

Organic farming

Vinification

Maceration in underground terracotta amphora; fermentation in am- phora of underground terracotta.

Aging

In an underground amphora, for six months; subsequent refinement in the bottle.

Visual evaluation

Red-ruby

Tasting evaluation

The taste is powerful and harmonious, characterized by velvety and elegant tannins and a long and persi- stent finish.

Olfactory evaluation

The aromas are very complex and characterized by hints of black berries on a spicy background.

vino acroneo tempesta

TEMPESTA RED WINE

The wine Acroneo Tempestas vinified and aged in amphora for six months presents a ruby red color with garnet highlights. The experts re- call the cilieggia and the red berried fruits, ac- companied by spicy hints and licorice root. The taste is characterized by the body and the decisive and full of character that distin- guishes this wine from the ancient flavors.

Name of the wine

Acroneo Tempesta

Grapes

Mantonico nero 100%

Place of production

San Demetrio Corone (Calabria Italy)

Altitude of vineyard

350 m.a.s.l.

System of upbringing

Spurred cordon

Time of grape harvest

First 10 days of October

ABV

12%

In the vineyard

Organic farming

Vinification

Maceration in underground terracotta amphora; fermentation in am- phora of underground terracotta.

Aging

In an underground amphora, for six months; subsequent refinement in the bottle.

Serving temperature

16 - 18 C°

Matches

Mature cheese, grilled red meat, flavoured white meat

Visual evaluation

Red-ruby

Tasting evaluation

It is an elegant and harmonious wine, well balanced and of good intensity. It is direct in the mouth, dry, wrap-around, good favore, moderately tannic with a strong acidity.

Olfactory evaluation

It has a nice spiciness on the nose, with a very intriguing olfac- tory range that goes from clove to black pepper.

vino di raffaele

VINO DI RAFFAELE

The Raffaele wine vinified and aged in Fren- ch oak barriques has an intense ruby red color. Characterized by aromas of small black berried fruits on a carpet of pleasant notes of flowers. To the palate it is harmonious and very pleasant.

Name of the wine

Vino di Raffaele

Grapes

Gaglioppo 80%; Mantonico nero 20%

Place of production

San Demetrio Corone (Calabria Italy)

Altitude of vineyard

350 m.a.s.l.

System of upbringing

Spurred cordon

Time of grape harvest

First 10 days of October

ABV

13,5%

In the vineyard

Organic farming

Vinification

Maceration of the grapes at a controlled temperature for 10 days; fer- mentation in barrique.

Aging

Wood; in barriques; subsequent refinement in the bottle.

Serving temperature

16 - 18 C°

Matches

Excellent with all dishes, ideal for red meats, game and medium-aged cheeses.

Visual evaluation

Ruby red with purple shades

Tasting evaluation

Warm and full-bodied, fruity, persistent with a final spicy touch

Olfactory evaluation

Fruity and spicy

vino bianco elektron

ACRONEO ELEKTRON Vino Bianco

This wine is out of any modern categorization scheme. The production of the white Acroneo Elektron follows an ancient process that generates natural amber reflections. All the emotion of a remote and mythological past in a glass of wine.

Name of the wine:

Acroneo Elektron

Grapes

Greco bianco 80% ; Malvasia bianca 20%

Place of production

San Demetrio Corone (Calabria Italy)

Altitude of vineyard

350 m.a.s.l.

System of upbringing

Spurred cordon

Time of grape harvest

First 10 days of October

ABV

12,5%

In the vineyard

Organic Farming

Vinification

Maceration in underground earthenware amphora; fermentation in underground earthenware amphora.

Aging

In an underground amphora, for twelve months; next Aging in the bottle.

Serving temperature

10 - 12 C°

Matches

Excellent with dried fruit, pastry that uses honey and creams, as well as aged cheeses.

Visual evaluation

Amber color with golden reflections.

Tasting evaluation

On the palate, the sweet notes and references of candied orange and honey find the right counterpoint in a pleasant acidity that cleans the palate and combines long persistence.

Olfactory evaluation

Wide range of honey-like aromas, withered white flowers and dried fruit.

LE ANFORETTE ACRONEO

From the secrets of history here for you our little amphorae. Handmade individually, each as a small jewel. The attention to detail, the choice of the most suitable and precious clay, makes them unique for enclosing ancient and precious wines. All this is guaranteed by a quality certificate in parchment. The amphorae have a capacity of half a liter and can be filled with our "Acroneo" wines chosen by the client. They are made only by reservation.

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TERROIR

Calabria is a region that can boast an ancient and prestigious tradition con- cerning the production of wine. In an- cient times it was called Enotria from the name of the ancient people that led by King Enotro came from Arcadia se- venteen generations before the Trojan war, as Dionysius of Halicarnass tells us (I 11, 2-4; 12,1). The agriculture at the Enotri was already developed and the vine was not absent, as evidenced by their name, which in Greek designates the vineyard stake. Famous in the myth were the vineyards cultivated by this ancient people in Calabria, an ancestral homeland of wine. Still during the pe- riod of Magna Graecia and then throu- ghout the Roman era famous were the wines produced in the Bruttium (name used by the Romans to indicate Cala- bria). In this territory rich in history, art, natural and landscape riches, we find the modern town of Acri, the he- adquarters of our company located in the province of Cosenza. Acri resting on three fertile hills, according to some scholars, the ancient city Pandosia, ca- pital of the Enotri people and home of the mythical King Acroneo men- tioned in Book VIII of the Odyssey as one of the principles that welcomed Ulysses. It is precisely in honor of this story that our wine is called Acroneo..

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Enologo Signor Piero Artuso

When I was asked to collaborate with Gabriele Bafaro's Archeo-Oenological company, I accepted it enthusiastically and intrigued. The real possibility, not declaimed only in words of "marrying" the modern knowledge of oenology with ancient traditions, immediately convinced me. It is, in effect, a matter of experimenting with micro-vinifications of ancient Calabrian native vines, using amphorae as a place to "rest" the wine before bottling. Alongside this niche production and of great prestige, wines are elaborated with long aging in French oak barrels with the classic native vines such as: magliocco, gaglioppo, calabrese. Beyond these product lines, there is the exciting challenge of natural wines, in search of ancient flavors and emotions

The Bafaro winery has been selected among natural wine producers Vinnatur

Patronage of the School of Specialization in Archaeological Heritage of Matera which attests to the accuracy of the archaeological research of the Archeo-Vino Acroneo project

Special Mention at Coldiretti's Oscar Green 2018 competition as an innovative reality in the agricultural sector of Calabria (Cosenza, 16 July 2018)

Special award "Excellence of Calabria" to the Acroneo wineries was awarded during the Vincenzo Padula National Award 2018 XI edition (Acri, 29/11/2018)

The Bafaro winery took part in the Only Wine Festival on April 27th and 28th 2019, which featured the best 100 "under 40" wineries of Italy selected by A.I.S.