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Cirò is a DOC wine produced in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is available in rosso, bianco and rosato, and is said to be one of the oldest wines in the history of the world. The ancient Greeks produced a form of Cirò that was imported and consumed in Cremissa, a Greek colony now known as Cirò Marina. This wine was purportedly used to toast athletes in the ancient Greek Olympics, and was served as a nod to history to celebrate the 1968 games in Greece. Archeological digs have uncovered ancient viaducts, or in this case, “vinoducts,” that must have been been a direct connection from what served as the winery to other buildings. Who needs plumbing when you have wine on tap at home?

Red Cirò is produced from 95% Gaglioppo, the region’s starring indigenous red, with an allowable 5% Greco Bianco and Trebbiano Toscana. The white grapes are employed to soften the tannins and round out flavors, much as Viognier does with the reds from the Rhône Read more »

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  • Linardi Cirò Rosso Classico 1993


    Excelent aroma and taste. Recommended. Read More

    Wine review by sunin49gmail

  • Librandi Cirò Bianco 2010


    a bit harsh. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Librandi Ciro Duca San Felice Riserva 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo

  • I'll try to keep this one short.  A few months back, I had dinner with ... of Zin that was more like a Ciro.  Licorice and chocolate and that vine-y blackberry.  The pinot was ethereal, light, balanced; if there's oak, it's a kiss, and an air-kiss at that.  Definitely stop by if you are in the area.  Real family operations exist in the RRV and ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Another ramble through DCV...

  • Librandi Cirò Bianco 2010


    Lovely nose full of apple fruit topped with notes of hawthorn, cream and light floral notes. Light and crisp in the mouth yet with lovely intensity of yellow apple fruit up front and flavors that allude to sweetness. This is round, yet not soft with fairly intense fruit flavors draped over a lean framework that powers through on the finish deli... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Santa Venere Ciro 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by okienko

  • Librandi Cirò Rosato 2005


    Just...perfect. That's it. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Librandi Cirò Bianco 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by Welleran

  • Librandi Cirò Rosato 2008


    If you ever wondered why people meant when they described a wine tasting of hay, we'll drink this. But yummy hay. Read More

    Wine review by cheong

  • Librandi Cirò Rosato 2005


    Pungent spicy nose with almost rubbery undertones which turn to smokiness as the wine breathes. Nice sparkling acidity and low, smooth tannins. Spice and smokiness follow through with some nice red fruit/cherry. Very pleasant, excellent value. Read More

    Wine review by nowickija

  • Ciro is a beautiful area of Calabria with scenic views of olive trees and grape vines that date back many years. The wine is special and Librandi should be complimented for the many varieties it produces.

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