Where is the Calabria wine region?

  • Calabria is located in the south of Italy, in the ‘toe’
  • Close to Sicily with the strait of Messina dividing the two
  • Very mountainous region which is good for wine production as has a lot of slopes
  • Dry and windy climate
  • Significant for its local grapes
  • Soil is typically rich in salt and minerals

The Grapes of Calabria

  • Native grapes include:
    • White: Greco Bianco, Pecorello, Malvasia and Montonico Bianco
    • Red: Gaglioppo, Magliocco and Greco Nero
  • Also grow a lot of the more prolific Italian grapes such as Sangiovese and Aglianico

Sub-Regions of Calabria

  • No DOCGs in Calabria