This wine is made entirely from Gaglioppo, the most important native variety from the Cirò Marina area, which is considered the 'classico' heart of the Cirò appellation. In this southerly location, these vineyards are cooled by Ionian sea breezes and higher elevation, which slow the ripening process down. Cirò Rosso is fermented and aged for one year in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fresh, youthful character of the wine.
Don’t let the pale garnet color fool you: this is a substantial wine. Cirò Rosso offers notes of spice, cranberries, wild berries and plums. Excellent texture and firm, ripe tannins are hallmarks of this wine. Incredibly rich yet easy going.
Cirò Rosso is the wine of choice for spicy beef dishes, roasted kid or lamb and stuffed bell peppers.