Nestled in the picturesque hills of Calabria, Italy, Lento Winery stands as a beacon of exceptional winemaking, combining centuries-old traditions with modern innovations. This winery, represented in the bustling heart of Manhattan by Wine Affairs, a renowned wine distributor, offers a taste of Italy's authentic and diverse wine culture.
Lento Winery's commitment to quality and sustainability is evident in every bottle they produce. Their vineyards, spanning over 100 hectares across three distinct estates, are a testament to their dedication. Each estate, with its unique position, soil, exposure, and grape varieties, contributes to creating wines with a strong Mediterranean identity and an international appeal.
The Caracciolo and Romeo estates, located in areas with Denominazione di Origine Protetta (Protected Designation of Origin), are the bedrock of Lento Winery's production. They represent the history, tradition, and memory of the winery. Meanwhile, the Amato estate, in an area with Indicazione Geografica Protetta (Protected Geographical Indication), symbolizes the winery's forward-looking vision, embracing new challenges and future goals.
In the vineyards, a blend of mechanical and manual labor ensures the highest quality. Hand operations such as pruning, tying, thinning, leaf removal, and harvesting are meticulously carried out, where the human touch makes a significant difference. Mechanical processes manage soil and leaf management, highlighting the winery's commitment to both tradition and modernity.
The winery itself is a marvel of environmental integration and modern equipment, designed to enhance the careful viticulture from grape reception to vinification and wine maturation. The state-of-the-art winemaking and storage facility is harmoniously balanced with the traditional barrel cellar, where selections of red wines mature in large French oak barrels, nestled in natural rocks that maintain ideal temperature and humidity.
In this cellar, the care of the wines is meticulous and tailored, aiming to enhance the balance, complexity, structure, and elegance of the reds through careful wood selection and aging times.
At Wine Affairs, we are proud to distribute Lento Winery's wines and invite other wine distributors to join us in this endeavor. Our partnership can extend the reach of these exceptional wines, allowing more people to experience the unique flavors of Calabria.
Additionally, we are always seeking passionate wine enthusiasts and skilled salespeople to join our team. If you have a love for wine and a talent for sales, Wine Affairs offers an exciting opportunity to delve into the world of fine wines and share this passion with a broader audience.
In conclusion, Lento Winery, with its rich heritage and innovative spirit, represents the best of Italian winemaking. For those eager to explore the unique flavors of Lento Winery or seeking a personalized wine experience, we encourage you to reach out to Nello at Wine Affairs. Visit us at wineaffairsnyc.com for more information and to start your journey through the exquisite world of Italian wines.