DOC area for white, red and rose wines in the Italian region Calabria
, The zone includes the eponymous municipalities Cirò and Cirò Marina (the Classico area), as well as Crucoli and Melissa in the province of Crotone. The Classico area looks back on a very long past and was called the Greek Krimisa
(Cremissa), which was later called Zrò and finally Cirò. According to a legend that can no longer be verified, a red wine from here in the antiquity
the Olympic winners. In addition, the athletes reportedly carried him from the ball to the toe of the Italian boot while training in amphorae. It was (and still applies today) particularly rich in body and alcohol.
is out Greco Bianco
(80%) and other approved varieties (max. 20%). The wine types Rosso
, Rosso Classico
are made from at least 80% Gaglioppo
, as well as a maximum of 20% of other approved varieties (thereof max. 10% Barbera
. Cabernet Franc
. Cabernet Sauvignon
) produced. Rosso also has a stronger alcohol Superiore
and a longer matured Superiore Riserva
, If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna
followed by the location name.