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This Calabrian offering showcases a little-known
red grape, Gaglioppo, that yields
firm, incredibly fragrant reds.
What You Need To Know
Calabria—the toe of the Italian
boot—is one of Italy’s most rural and traditional regions. Its
flagship wine is Cirò, a fragrant, robust red that comes from a
small district on the Ionian coast of the same name. Cirò is made
from Gaglioppo (gahl-YO-po), a grape variety that yields savory,
tannic reds perfumed with notes of red fruits, roses and herbs.
Light in color but high in tannin and alcohol, Cirò looks like an
easy-drinking red but packs substantial structure. This example
comes from Fattoria San Francesco, a winery founded in 1578 as a
Jesuit monastery and owned for the last two-and-a-half centuries
by the Siciliani family. Aged only briefly and without oak, it’s
modern Gaglioppo at its purest.
An alluring mix of
red cherry, roses
Savory and firm, with
ripe wild cherry, plum
and mineral tones.
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be
cool to the touch.
Gutsy seafood, pasta
and meat dishes; aged
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