Calabria Family Wines

Ippolito 1845

Colli del Mancuso Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore DOC Riserva Gaglioppo 2007

Damn I wish I had more of this. What a cool grape and wine. The 2007 is still showing bright deep dark plums into earth and a subtle sweetness — 25 days ago

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Chora Bianco White Blend 2021

At the Mt.Pollino tasting i organised at the Oil Mill Santamaria here in Castelluccio Superiore (Basilicata).
The wine is produced on the other side of the mountain, in Calabria, but still at a fairly high altitude of about 500mt.
It's a Mantonico Pinto 100%, another grape that risked to disappear a while ago and that instead is giving great joy to the few producer that have embarked the venture to deal with it.
It's a unique grape, quite aromatic which makes people identify this particular wine nearly sweet even though the sugar has been all transformed in alcohol (not much though..12.5%)
It has a good body, good freshness and all the potential to age few years IMO.
During fermentation there a little maceration and then 8 months of stainless steel container before being bottled.
Just a touch of SO2 added at the vwry end.
Great aperitif. Very recognisable
— 4 months ago

Dick, Severn and 6 others liked this

Tenuta Iuzzolini

Cirò Rosso Classico Gaglioppo 2019

Intense ruby color; takes a while to wake up on the nose.
Minerals and cherries on the nose, hinting at the light fruitiness on the palate. Dry to off-dry, but with enough strong notes to stand up to strong flavors.

Paired with gorgonzola pizza.
— 4 months ago

Azienda Agricola Sergio Arcuri

Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Aris Gaglioppo 2017

Really good. Long, complex, lingering. Roasted tomatoes and ripe strawberries, with a meatiness. Is there another medium bodied wine with so much raw power? — 2 months ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Ira, Martin and 9 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Ciro Rosso is underappreciated.
Ben Lehman

Ben Lehman

Ciro rosso is one of my great wine loves. Whenever I see one I have to get it. Liked this one as well


Calabria Zibibbo 2020

Tropical nose with lychee and melon, with hints of almond cream. Silky smooth front palate with lychee and melon, followed by a brisk and tart finish with salt, lemon, peach, and a hint of sage. — 3 months ago

Tom liked this

Azienda Agricola Dott. Antonio Scala

Cirò Greco

Honeydew melons.

The colour of this is Austin Powers nemesis.

Do you know when you are by the ocean and can taste the salt? This is the wine equivalent.
— 7 months ago

Josh liked this

Azienda Agricola Dott. Antonio Scala

Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Gaglioppo

EXTREMELY GOOD AND FULL AND GREAT WITH SPAGHETT!!!! good food wine — 3 months ago

Emma liked this


Giramondo Calabria Malvasia 2020

Difference with the one i drank a couple of days ago is the 12 months ageing period in a mulberry barrel which has taken away a bit of pleasure, but given an interesting mulberry/woody note
I preferred the one with no wood
— 4 months ago

Severn, Byron and 6 others liked this

Sergia Arcuri

Il Marinetto Calabria Rosé Blend 2020

Salmon color. Velvet texture. Very easy to finish. — 7 months ago

Sarah Bignami
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Sharon, Hermes and 7 others liked this