Ruby red with purple highlights. It shows a nice complexity on the nose with intense aromas of cloves and spices. Lively, soft wine of good length and body. It is the ideal accompaniment to red meat, roasts, game and mature cheeses. "Arvino" is synonymous with Gaglioppo. Gaglioppo is the predominat red grape variety in Calabria. Possibly of Greek origin, it thrives in dry conditions and reaches high sugar levels which result in robust, if rarely subtle, wines.