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Red wines : Calabria

Cirò, Calabria's oldest and most celebrated wine, has lately taken on contemporary touches, as new methods of vine training and temperature-controlled winemaking have diminished the alcoholic strength (as well as the propensity to oxidize), making the wine rounder, fuller in fruit and fresher in bouquet.

The classic Cirò is red, which in the reserve version has the capacity to age beyond a decade from certain vintages. There is also a rosato to drink young and a bianco from Greco grapes that can show impressive youthful freshness.

Melissa, an adjacent DOC zone, makes red and white wines similar to Cirò. But red wines from the same Gaglioppo grown at higher altitudes – Pollino, Donnici and Savuto, for example – are lighter in body and color, sometimes with fresh scents and flavors reminiscent of Alpine reds. The dark Greco Nero variety is also used in certain reds of Calabria.

Among the whites, the rare Greco di Bianco stands out as an exquisite but increasingly rare sweet wine. From a local variety of Greco grown near the Ionian coast at the town of Bianco, it has a rich, velvety texture and an intriguing citrus-like bouquet.

The nearly identical Greco di Gerace is a non-DOC wine that carries the ancient place name. From the same area comes Mantonico di Bianco, a Sherry-like amber wine with hints of almond and citrus in bouquet and flavor.
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Arcano 2010
Arcano 2010
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
1 review   
Chora Rosso 2010
Chora Rosso 2010
Calabria IGT (Calabria, Italy)
Very good  1 review   
Ehos 2009
Ehos 2009
Calabria IGT (Calabria, Italy)
1 review   
Gaglioppo Merlot 2009
Gaglioppo Merlot 2009
Calabria IGT (Calabria, Italy)
1 review   
Korone IGT Poderi Marini 2009
Korone IGT Poderi Marini 2009
Calabria (Italy)
Good  1 review   
Nerello 2008
Nerello 2008
Calabria IGT (Calabria, Italy)
1 review   
Unico S 2008
Unico S 2008
Calabria IGT (Calabria, Italy)
1 review   
Arcano Riserva 2007
Arcano Riserva 2007
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
1 review   
Librandi - Cirò Duca Sanfelice Riserva 2007
Librandi - Cirò Duca Sanfelice Riserva 2007
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
Good  1 review   
Tenuta del Conte - Ciró Classico Superiore 2006
Tenuta del Conte - Ciró Classico Superiore 2006
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
Good  1 review   
Librandi Gravello 2004
Librandi Gravello 2004
Val di Neto IGT (Calabria, Italy)
Good  1 review   
RP  89
Librandi Ciro Rosso Classico 1998
Librandi Ciro Rosso Classico 1998
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
Very good  1 review   
RP  86
Librandi Ciro Rosso Classico 1994
Librandi Ciro Rosso Classico 1994
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
Very good  1 review   
RP  86
Ippolito 1845 - Cirò Classico Superiore 2010
Ippolito 1845 - Cirò Classico Superiore 2010
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
Scala Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore 2010
Scala Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore 2010
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
´A Vita - Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore 2010
´A Vita - Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore 2010
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
Librandi Ciro Rosso Classico 2009
Librandi Ciro Rosso Classico 2009
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
Tenuta del Conte - Ciró Classico Superiore 2009
Tenuta del Conte - Ciró Classico Superiore 2009
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
Librandi - Cirò Duca Sanfelice Riserva 2008
Librandi - Cirò Duca Sanfelice Riserva 2008
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
Librandi Ciro Rosso Classico 2008
Librandi Ciro Rosso Classico 2008
Cirò DOC (Calabria, Italy)
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