CALABRIA

GENERAL FACTS:

 

● Location: South of center, West coast

20% white

80% red

● 11.500 hectares of vineyards

● Number of DOCG wines: 0 / DOC wines: 9

 

● Most characteristic native grapes:

Gaglioppo (red)

Greco Bianco (white)

● Uniqueness: 

Even though Calabria was known for its wine when the Greeks first reached the area, the region has long been in the shadows and only recently have a few passionate producers started to put it on the map for its unique grapes.

● Fun facts:

It's hard to wrap your head around the native grapes in Calabria as Calabrians themselves will call the same grape different names, and different grapes by the same name!

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50125 FIRENZE, ITALY
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