DOC area for white, red and rosé wines in the Italian region Calabria
, The area includes the eponymous communities 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), later named Zrò and finally Cirò. After a no longer verifiable legend, a red wine from here in the antiquity
serving the Olympic champions. In addition, he was allegedly transported by the athletes during training in amphorae from the ball to the toe of the Italian boot. He was (and this is true today) as a particularly rich in body and alcohol.
out Greco Bianco
(to 80%), as well as other approved varieties (max 20%) pressed. The wine types Rosso
, Rosso Classico
are made from at least 80% Gaglioppo
, as well as a maximum of 20% of other approved varieties (of which a maximum of 10% Barbera
. Cabernet Franc
. Cabernet Sauvignon
) produced. From Rosso is also a stronger alcohol Superiore
and a longer matured superiore Riserva
, If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna
followed by the layer name.