This Ciro Rosso is produced by the the Scala family. Made from 100% gaglioppo, a medium-sized, thick-skinned grape indigenous to Southern Italy and best known for the production of Cirò DOC. The grapes comes from a vineyard called “Franza”, in Contrada Franza (municipality of Cirò), in the region of Calabria. The ownership of the land goes back to the 17th century. It was previously cultivated with olive trees and citrus groves, and turned into a vineyard in 1965. Antonio Scala farms organically, with certification coming with the next vintage.
The wine is full bodied, with black and blue berries, plum, cherry, spice, a floral hint and ripe tannin make this a hearty but easy to drink red.