Scavigna is an area between Nocera Terinese and Falerna in the province of Catanzaro, Calabria, blessed with a great climate and tended by Man’s hand.
The grape variety grown here is the Gaglioppo. Its grapes ripen very slowly and are therefore high in sugar content. They yield a soft wine that is vinous and fruity, and high in alcohol content.
The most important wine of the Scavigna D.O.C. appellation is a red made mostly with Gaglioppo and a small proportion of Nerello Cappuccio grapes. It is full-bodied, velvety, mellow, elegant and refined. It is best served with roast meat and savory Mediterranean dishes. The rosé variety is lighter and more supple. It is obtained from the same grapes that are used in making the Scavigna Rosso. The white variety, on the other hand, is made with Trebbiano Toscano, Greco Bianco and Malvasia grapes. The D.O.C. regulation allows the vintners to add up to 30% of Chardonnay grapes in making Scavigna Bianco.