Calabria Wine

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. 

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  • Nero d'Avola

    History of the grape: The name translates to “Black [grape] of Avola,” referring to the town in Sicily where it was f...

  • Greco

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Aglianico

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

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  • Lento Greco Lamezia Italy 2018


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Lento Dragone Selezione Rosso 2016


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  • Scala Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore Azienda Agricola Dott. Antonio Scala 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Last night was a good time and I'll consider it part of the weekend so ... ... ... Oregon; and Statti, 2014 Calabria, Italy.  Those are on the red wine by glass listing, also shown below.  The grapes are Lagrein, Pinot Meunier and Gaglioppo.  I've never heard of those prior to last night.  I started with a full glass of a Paso Robles Cabernet ... Read More

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  • Librandi Cirò Duca Sanfelice Riserva 2011


    This is an interesting southern Italian red made with the Gaglioppo grape. The nose is very much black licorice/anise. This hits your tongue with drying grippy tannins, macerated ripe black cherry, some leather, a touch of menthol, a high level of acidity and a medium long finish. Read More

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  • If you want to do Nebbiolo at a price, Ghemme (Cantalupo is my go to) is safe ... not like Campania, Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata.  I'm pretty sure the Northern secessionists would be willing to take Tuscany along with them, but according to the Padania movement, it's not part of Padania.For statistical purposes, Italy's census doesn't conside... Read More

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  • Librandi Efeso Val di Neto IGT 2007


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  • ExpatDeli:Do you know where Calabria is?Do you cater Calabrian cheeses?Do you cater Calabrian wines?Do you know anything about Calabria? 5. You need to step up your game! Read More

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  • I too have had the Duca San Felice, but I myself was not a fan. Fell flat for ... ... is by far the easiest Calabrian producer to locate in the states, there are far better to be found.  He did also suggest looking to outside the Ciro DOC which allows more blending (which can tame the somewhat bitter Gaglioppo). Odoardi Savuto DOC and DuCropp... Read More

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