Calabria is a wine region of southern Italy, effectively a large peninsula jutting out between the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is characterised by warm summers and cold winters and large temperature fluctuations between day and night, which bring elegance to the wines.
The wine region of Calabria is dominated by indigenous red grape variety Gaglioppo. In the wake of the growing interest in the wines of southern Italy, the stock of the variety Magliocco and Greco also increases.
The white wines are usually made from a variety of Greco Bianco.
Talking about Calabrian wines, one should definitely mention Ciro, which is known as one of the oldest wines. Ciro wine, made from indigenous Gaglioppo grapes, is full-bodied, tannic wine and displays strong fruity flavours.