Gaglioppo


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A delicious, rare find from Calabria that is the child grape of Sangiovese and sibling to Sicily’s Nerello Mascalese. Wines often deliver dusty fruit flavors.

Primary Flavors

  • Raspberry
  • Red Currant
  • Clay Pot
  • Leather
  • Tobacco

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Medium Body

Medium-high Tannins

Medium Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

A great match with Italian fare including pasta Bolognese, spaghetti pomodoro (with tomato sauce), and Margherita pizza. Gaglioppo pairs with both light and dark meats.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly