Calabria's best known wine region is Cirò, extending from the Ionian coast to
the eastern foothills of La Sila with the classico zone centred around Cirò and
Cirò Marina in the province of Crotone. Here, Gaglioppo is king. One of Italy's
oldest varieties, recent DNA studies have found that Gaglioppo is a natural
crossing of Sangiovese and Mantonico.
The Scala family's Ciro' Rosato is 100% Gaglioppo from an old vineyard of between 45-50 years age, made in stainless steel. The wine is pastel-pink with sweet red berry fruit, the palate just the right dose of salinity wuith a crisp and dry finish.