Cirò DOC Rosso Classico Gaglioppo

Holly smooth Batman….. so good so smooth pure delicious in the pallet — 9 days ago

Rich Sutton
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Santa Venere

Vurgadà Calabria IGT Red Blend 2017

Served double-blind. Deep, glass staining ruby red with an utterly opaque core. On the nose, decadent, sightly confected, red fruits...almost red rope licorice like...mixed with spiced dark fruits (plums and currants) and cocoa. The palate is more dark fruited with semi-sweet chocolate chips…the ones made with the natural vanilla, and some coffee but there is good acid and the tannins, which are quite fine, are also quite sneaky. Long, satisfying finish. This comes across as a fairly extracted wine and I wondered if there as some residual sugar, possibly some appassimento?? I was totally stumped. Revealed to be this blend of Nerello Cappuccio and Gaglioppo; the latter I had zero experience with but, apparently, related to Sangiovese. This is a wine of intense concentration and proved to be most enjoyable on Day 3 once everything became a bit more integrated. I don’t have a whole lot of experience with Calabrian wines so I’m unsure if this is truly representative or an outlier. I’m intrigued and I think that the quality is certainly there. Paired very well on Day 1 with Osso Bucco and saffron risotto. — 4 months ago

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Feudo Dei Sanseverino

Calabria IGT Gaglioppo

Surprisingly complex for an inexpensive wine. Opens with notes of dark plums, tea, and wet earth in the nose with a hint of sweetness. Heavy body with a bitter lingering finish. — a month ago

Azienda Agricola Dott. Antonio Scala

Riserva Cirò Gaglioppo 2015

2021 winter. This had some nice spice and bitter cherry, but the oak is unnecessary. — 3 months ago


Cirò Gaglioppo 2016

Super. Nicely balanced w stronger tannins. Nothing too complex. A weekday wine but very nice and pleasing. — 6 months ago

Azienda Agricola Sergio Arcuri

Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Aris Gaglioppo 2017

Lighter looking wine but a lot of red fruit, earth, leather and salt — 7 months ago


Cirò Classico Superiore Gaglioppo 2015

Delectable Wine

The 2015 Cirò Rosso is a terrific expression of Gaglioppo. Crushed raspberry, cherry, sandalwood and dusty dried rose tones are found throughout. Soft and pliant upon entry, the Rosso turns zesty, with a reverberation of tart berry tension and tobacco toward the energetic close. $25.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021) — a month ago

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Cirò Rosso Gaglioppo


2018 is very good, full bodied — 5 months ago

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Lamezia Rosso Gaglioppo Blend 2019

Drinks like the ‘-18; light and fruity. I had it with grilled chicken and it went very well. — 7 months ago

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