Gaglioppo, Magliocco & Greco
Calabria forms the toe of Italy’s boot, facing the Tyrrhenian sea on one side, where it is separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina, and the Ioanian Sea on the other. Greco Bianco is the main white but the regions wines are predominantly red. Its main area, Cirò, grows the tannic Gaglioppo grape which is currently experiencing somewhat of a revival. Cirò is a wine so ancient that it was said to have been offered to winners of the ancient Olympics.