Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ciro Rosso Classico 2009 wine review by (PB)

This wine pours nearly as light as watermelon juice. Bouquet is subtle with sour pie cherry notes and an interesting touch of caraway seeds.

Palate--Steely with simple slightly tart fruity front and a gentle presence on the tongue. Finishes quickly with scant fruit and steel!

I actually like this wine a bunch! It is tasty, simple, juicy and easy to drink. It cost $6 and I grabbed it because I was totally in the dark about this region of Italy.

The Ciro is DOC (a region within the region of Calabria) neither of which is known for wine of any reputation. Calabria is down in Southern Italy where the wines are aged for 2 years before release 6 months of which has to be in oak barrels. The Gaglioppo grape is the major grape used in the red Calabrese wines.

For $6 this is a raise a glass kind of wine! Explore new regions and new grapes and be surprised at the values that are out there.

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