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Learn about Gaglioppo — taste profile, popular regions and more …

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The dominant red grape variety in Calabria (the toe of Italy’s boot), Gaglioppo thrives in warm and dry climates. Some of the better examples of Gaglioppo grow in Ciro, Calabria where high altitude protects the berries from the intense hot climate of the plains.

Tasting Notes for Gaglioppo

Gaglioppo is a dry red wine with a medium body and lively acidity. Common characteristics of Gaglioppo wines include wild red berry, plum, spice, violet, earth and fresh tobacco.

Perfect Food Pairings for Gaglioppo

Try Gaglioppo with grilled octopus, Spaghetti Carbonara, penne & nduja sauce, calabrian pork ribs or mixed charcuterie.

Sommelier Secret for Gaglioppo

If you’ve had and enjoy Nerello Mascalese of Mt. Etna in Sicily, you will like Gaglioppo. Similar on the palate, it won’t come as a surprise that Gaglioppo is in fact, a sibling of Nerello Mascalese.

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    Librandi Ciro Rosso Classico Gaglioppo 2006
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