Calabria Wine

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Calabria is a region located at the southern tip of the “boot” of Italy. This peninsula kicks into the the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas, with the Strait of Messina separating it from Sicily. This close proximity to the island has made it a destination for numerous civilizations and invaders over the centuries. The ancient Greeks were the first to bring in vines and produce wines there, starting a successful trade source. They called it Enotria, land of wine, before that name came to encompass the rest of the southern territories. From this time on, pretty much any ethnic group settled in Calabria at one point or another or together, including Gypsies. After the late 19th century Phylloxera crisis wiped out many of Calabria’s vineyards, as it did in most of the world, the region took a very long time to recover. It hasn’t been until recently that Calabrian wines have regained recognition in the rest of the world. 

Calabria is most famous for Cirò, which comes in rosso Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Greco

  • Aglianico

    History of the grape: There is documented proof of the existence of Aglianico in Basilicata, Italy as far back as the...

Subregions of Calabria

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  • Linardi Cirò Rosso Classico 1993


    Excelent aroma and taste. Recommended. Read More

    Wine review by sunin49gmail

  • Odoardi Scavigna 2009


    Light crisp refreshing. Creamy end. Had at Le Philosophe Read More

    Wine review by jillyjillian

  • Odoardi Savuto 2005


    Dry but fruity to start. Easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by jillyjillian

  • Librandi Cirò Bianco 2010


    a bit harsh. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Cantine Campoverde Hiùri 2010


    The color is great - shades of orange and pink, very intense.The aroma - strawberry, wild strawberry, when cooled - it's pleasant and easy to drink.When warm - the aroma is different - sweeter with chocolate, some spices, strawberry jam, but the taste is bitter in aftertaste.Not bad young wine.: 100% : 12% : 2,4/: - /: - , : ', Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Statti Gaglioppo Calabria IGT 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo

  • Librandi Ciro Duca San Felice Riserva 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo

  • Val di Neto Melissa DOC Mutro 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by nelipot

  • Masino Nero di Calabria IGT I Greco


    A great Nero without being too dry or acidic. Almost a "Tuscan light". Tried the Tuma version, but surprisingly too light for a Southern Italian red, almost a rose' but spicy. Read More

    Wine review by Baritono

  • Librandi Efeso Val di Neto IGT 2007


    Showing a touch of wood on the nose, this displays attractive aromas of lemon, prosciutto, sage, lemongrass and a hint of hickory. A bit of sweetness up front doesnt detract from the voluptuous, extremely attractive mouthfeel of this. This really caresses the mouth with gossamer richness. Its got some attractive flavors as well, kind of subtle ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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