Calabria | White Wine
The 35,000 hectares of vineyards, only about a third of which are actually used, are home to 90% red grape varieties that are exported worldwide. Calabria, the Italian name of the region, is known primarily for its high-alcohol red wines. The most important grape variety is the red Gaglioppo, which is grown on about a quarter of the vineyard area. It is followed by Greco Nero and Greco Bianco. Other red grape varieties common in Calabria are Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Calabrese (Nero d'Avola), Chardonnay, Malvasia, Montonico, Moscato, Sangiovese, Trebbiano and Zibibbo. However, as in almost all wine-growing regions of the world, some international varieties have found their way into Calabria's vineyards. Although these varieties are far from being able to compete with the native varieties in terms of area, they do produce good results and contribute significantly to a general increase in quality. - Gerardo [TS07/22]
"The leading role in the wine industry of Calabria continues to play Cirò and its surroundings, as it has for years." - Gambero Rosso
Librandis Cirò Bianco is bright straw yellow color. On the nose, fine nuances of citrus fruit, underlined by floral accents. The finish also lives on the fragrant fruit, combined with a slight mineral note. - Gerardo [TS06/23]
Santa Venere, Calabria
Persistently fresh on the nose with subtle nuances of citrus fruit, underpinned by floral accents. Refreshing and uncomplicated on the palate with a nice fruity component. The finish also lives on the fragrant fruit, combined with a light mineral note. 100% Greco. - Gerardo [TS07/23]
Bright straw yellow color with golden reflections. The bouquet of Critone is reminiscent of exotic fruits, apricot and green apple. The palate is characterized by fresh and juicy fruit and fine creaminess and subtle minerality. - Gerardo [TS06/23]
Calabria | White Wine | Buy at Gerardo
White wine from Calabria, a region in the south of Italy, is known for its fresh and fruity taste. The region has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters, which provides perfect conditions for winemaking. Some of the most popular white wine varieties from Calabria are Greco Bianco, Fiano and Malvasia.
Greco Bianco is an ancient variety that has been grown in Calabria for centuries. The wine has a golden color and a fruity taste with notes of peach, apricot and honey. It goes well with fish dishes and cheese. Fiano is another popular variety grown in Calabria. The wine has a straw yellow color and a fruity taste with notes of apricot, pear and pineapple. It goes well with poultry and cheese.
Malvasia is a white grape variety grown in Calabria and is known for its sweet and fruity taste. The wine has a light yellow color and notes of honey, peach and apricot. It goes well with desserts and cheeses. Some winemakers in Calabria are also experimenting with new techniques and methods to make their wines even better. For example, they use modern cellar technology and age their wines longer to achieve more depth and complexity.
Overall, white wines from Calabria are known for their fresh and fruity taste and are perfect to enjoy with different dishes and occasions. It is worth trying the variety of different types and discover which one suits you best. - Gerardo [TS01/23]