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2010 Ippolito 1845 'Liber Pater' Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore, Calabria, Italy

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Grape Variety

Gaglioppo is a southern Italian grape variety best known for producing soft red wines from the mountainous Ciro DOC. The variety is the main grape of Calabria and has been used in the region for centuries. It produces varietal red wine that is typified by a range of crushed berry flavors, often accented by cherry and spicy secondary notes.

The origins of Gaglioppo are unclear. The traditional theory is that the variety arrived with Aglianico at the time of the ancient Greeks. However, recent DNA testing suggests that it is more likely to be one of the many descendents of ...more


Region
  • Ciro is a DOC of the Calabria wine region in deepest southern Italy. Considered one of the oldest named wines in the world, with a winemaking history stretching back thousands of years, this is Calabria's flagship wine. Calabrian wines are currently held in low regard, and Ciro is the only DOC wine from the entire region to have retained prestige through to contemporary times.

    Ciro wine is made in the eastern foothills of the La Sila plateau and out to the Ionian coast, in the Ciro, Ciro Marina, Crucoli and Melissa communes. The latter also produces wine under its own Melissa DOC title. The highest-quality grapes come from vineyards emp ...more

  • Calabria is a wine region of southern Italy, effectively a large peninsula jutting out between the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas. It is divided from Sicily by the narrow Strait of Messina, and its northern border with Basilicata is ma...more

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